Hi guys, my name is Leon Dekker and I am new to the forum! I am from South Africa and am 17 years old.
I want to build a surfboard that is suitable to a wide variety of waves (a jack of all trades), a midlength board, around 7'6". My construction method will preferably be chambered wood, since I want a eco friendly board, but finances are tight, so pine would be my preferred wood choice(I do know its not ideal).
So here goes my idea. I have a midlength board 7'6" in mind, 20" wide, double concave, single fin, rails going from 70/30 at middle, to hard at tail. Relaxed rocker, and planshape widepoint 6" in front of centre(I like drawn out turns).
The reason I chose chambered instead of hollow, is that I can only work weekends, and have no proper storage space for a fragile frame mid construction, and it looks a lot more complicated...
So here goes my caused-by-diy-mindset dilemma...
I want a funtional board, using my own template, of my own design. Except, I don't want to/can't use a computer to design my board. I need to do it by hand on a piece of paper, and then transfer it to a full scale template. I don't want anything fancy, just a funtional design, and I know using pine and a hand drawn board is not going to get me the best results, but it will be good enough for a kook like me.
Have any of you ever designed and built a board using the method above (not necessarily of wood)? What process did you go through?
Thanks in advance, and sorry for the long read!