I designed and shaped this one a while back now and its been sitting in the shed leaning against a wall for a few months. Has had a few dints in it during the process. At some stage, I’ll but some pics of the specifics of them and the fix. I based the outline on the Album Plasmic, but I elongated it and narrowed it to 5’ 8” by 20” by 2.5”.
Yes it was done on Shape 3d but if you paid attention you know I’ve just finished a fully hand shaped number so don’t hate on it for hates sake.
My plan is to do a double 4 bottom and deck, one layer is a hybrid cloth from Colan Australia. It have a 15-18 mm strip of basalt down the centre then a space of about 80mm out from that which is straight glass weave, then there are multiple single strands of Nylextra every 15-20 mm out to the edge of the cloth. Then there is a standard 4 Oz cloth over the top of that.
There is a strange issue with the cloth. Due to the Basalt strands being slightly thicker than the standard weave, where the 50 m roll has layered on top of it’s self the circumference of the cylinder gets slightly larger as the roll gets thicker. This has meant that the centre of the cloth when unrolled on the blank is slightly longer than the rest of the strands in the cloth. So the basalt centre section of the cloth wants to sit up proud of the blank in little waves, when I used it last time this resulted in some high points along the centre and some sand throughs of the basalt. Getting the Damn thing straight is a nightmare. I have a plan to try and use either some temporary tape on the nose and tail to pull it taught as I start the lamination, trying hard not to get epoxy on the tape, and pull it off and laminate the nose and tail sections last. All the while praying that it won’t spring back to the wavy form after I remove the tape.
Anyway any thoughts or ideas are welcome.