Hey I think copying the toe-in and the cant is a good idea. However, your board is not only longer, but much wider at the nose and bigger overall, so it might promote some trim adjustment on your part, thus needing a more forward location of the side fins. There is no real formula for fin placement, unless you have the exact outline and tail dimensions figured out with countless boards and lots of experience. Moving the side fins forward allows you to turn from forwards, without catching rails on this bigger board. Keeping the tail fin about the same gives you a big sweetspot for your feet, so you can successfully turn from almost anywhere on the board. I've notice almost all my gunnier boards, that need higher speed trim, have the spread of fins much wider than my small wave shorty boards.
go marcus go marcus go marcus........y e a ... marcus...stellar job... ambrose...this board is a contender!
A contender for what, ambrose? [smile] Your posts are hard to read for non native Englishspeakers [smile]
Marlon Brando ..movie "ON THE Waterfront" "I coulda been a contender" marlon brando plays a professional boxer who wished to win the world championship boxing title...those who are in a possition to win the golden belt prize...those who qualify to enter an olympic event are all contenders for the gold medal...I use old american slang in order to communicate with others in an american slang that stimulates old memories of 20 30 40 50 year old american popular culture I make refrences to old telivision shows , old radio shows , old motion pictures ,old surfers, old surf boards , old cars ,this amuses me to think of these things and wonder if some one else remembers them as well...My father would tell me of things he remembered as a child and I include these in my memories.....in the 1920s a popular slang exclamation was Oh you kid another was 23 skidoo..remember these .....they are a gift .... speak of them to an american who is 0ver 85 years old they may smile and tell you an interesting story this is why I enjoy having them as a communication tool...ambrose...go marcus...etc....is as a cheer form a cheerleading squad at a basketball game or perhaps american foot ball game might use ...you may not understand this meaning fully
if there was a prize given for a well done surfboard project yours is a possible winner= your board is a contender.....ambrose...I nominate
thank you ambrose... I like your posts anyway. This is another contender in my book...shaping at it's finest...probably all done with 1 chainsaw. http://fluid.kajakworld.at/zeug/lumberjack.jpg PS: WARNING..."erotic" content [smile]
when the tahitians came to hawaii in the 1970s they blew away the local canoe shapers by using chain saws to carve new koa wood canoes for the molokai to oahu race... that was when chain saws were becoming smaller and lighter designs ...ambrose...Skip harmon shaped a coupla balsa boards using mini chain saws to rough out ....electric chain saws dont wake up the neighbors
LOL....talk about big wood!!!
ambrose--your a good ,kind, man .I like the way you did that ,it reminded me of the way, iam with my children--[smile]