Hello again Bill. Looks like you may have caught me out. I never considered the target weight for the board before the build. Just the target dimensions. I knew with the length and thickness that it was going to be much heavier than anything ive built before. Im guilty of just accepting that the board is going to be 'heavy'. Its a challenge to understand how the slight difference in weight will change the ride apart from the basic physics. How heavy is too heavy for a gun of this size? what do you think i should have aimed for? I dont want to skimp on the glassing which leads to more questions.Any advice you can offer would be much appreciated. Ive read many of your posts on the topics, many of the things you shared help me get to this point.
Some work blending the rails over the last couple of days.Feel like i had to unlearn a lot of what i usually do when workng on a shorter board. breaking rules or learning new tricks? happy at this stage. fair way to go though.
Really nice. 3 stringer blanks are hard to shape, you're doing a very good job.
Thanks Sharkcountry; it’s been a real challenge and I feel like I’ve done more than a few thing wrong to get it to this point. Feel like my final image of the boards shape, especially the rail wasn’t clear enough when I got started. Perhaps due to my lack of experience shaping boards this long and thick. Getting there!
Hey mate. Never put yourself down, there are enough people in this world that will try and do that for you. I think the board looks awesome. Besides I’d imagine there are far more “backyard shapers” out there than shapers with fancy workshops. Keep the faithful brother
Thanks Simon. The process seems to often come down to having confidence in your decisions. I have flashes of that some days in the back yard. I guess this has been a tough one because it’s been so different from previous builds and the difficulty I’ve had actually getting my hands on similar boards to compare. Thanks for the support. Dunc
the board is looking awesome! Hope you will share with us your fin layout also. Looking forward to more pics, great thread!
"Everybody is ignorant only on different subjects." - Will Rogers
Thanks Huck. Fin position is my next challenge. So many option to consider. What would you go for? I’ll keep you posted!
...hello; your outline looks smooth and clean. Very difficult to obtain guns outlines the right way. With semi guns I normally do the part between one ft from the tail to near the middle like Parrish and other gun makers. You know, outlines that look kind of straighter in that part but do not.
Did you blended templates?
Actually you do not need a beak nose to have all that thickness there. I do not like em but is easier to shape and to laminate.
Brick houses in Japan? or the photos are from Aussie land?
Thanks for the kind words reverb, I haven’t had much experience with the beaked noses. As I mentioned in an earlier post they just seen to be common to the other guns ridden around here and it was easy for me to understand the reasoning behind it. I myself usually prefer much less volume in the nose, but I guess this thing will never get duck dived ... the outline is inspired by some other boards I’ve looked at by local shapers and some boards had a look at recently on the Northshore.
By the way the photos are Japan. You’re right, brick houses are very rare in these parts.