Finish the board and go surf it. Enjoy it for what it is and what it will do and try not the fret about coulda-woulda-shoulda. One thing building your own is going to teach you is that imperfect boards are fun to surf, too.
Deck laminated. Pretty awesome.
So when I botched the bottom lam I left the laps hanging and super free cut closer to the rail apex. Then when I pulled the tape that was intended for the cut lap, I was left with some zebra stripe resin pseudo-laps where I was pushing on the cloth but it came free, and also some flings and splatters in the deck which I elected to leave in. Some yellowing happened in middle where there was no tape during the week I was waiting on more resin and I just left it all under the irridescent coke bottle tinted 6+6.
Bottom is hot coated and roughly sanded. Need a light second bottom hot coat and deck hot coat this evening when it cools off, then if I'm feeling risky an attempt at something of a gloss come morning.
Kinda just rolling with this and patching it up. Turning out pretty solid actually, pic seems to kinda bulge more on the right hip but I think it's mostly the cam angle.
Dude, those laps look rad! Nice, you can just claim it was the intended design.
Love the shape - how wide does it get?
You'll love this thing underfoot, hoping you get it in the water soon.
You'll live and a nice save. Yes Volan is a butt kicker. It's heavy and soaks a lot of resin. Therefore the laps tend to droop on the opposite side. And you have to really hustle to get them completely saturated, Even when they are saturated completely, they still want to fall and pull away from the blank. Plain, simple gravity and the weight of the soaked cloth. I use a small white cotton roller to aid in getting the laps saturated. It also helps if you roll a little resin with your mini paint roller around the rail underneath. Helps the saturated cloth stick.