Hi Charlie - VERY helpful as always. I remember you sharing technique with me via email from your website before I had ever heard of Swaylocks. Another guy who was very helpful with this sort of thing was Huie. Haven't heard from him around here in ages - I wonder how he's doing?
Yes, Huie is a master board builder. 3 levels beyond my capability for sure. Always loved his stuff. I never used polyester resins on a regular basis. His polyester resin finishes were something to be admired.
Thanks for spelling that out Charlie. Really appreciated.
I remember you doing a whole tutorial on this at one point.
Anyone have the link handy?
Just ignore the Finish :) Didnt have time to sand and gloss properly before my flight took of :D
These are my fifth and sixth board. Thank you all again for your input :)
Those look nice!!!!!!! For being your first few tries vac bagging you are way up on the learning curve. Would love to hear ride feed back on the 5 finner pin tail. Interesting set up.
Thanks man :)
Consider it partly your success as well, because of the shared knowledge here and some Threads the Search gave me...
My good imagination usually shortens my learning curve :) I will try to provide a ride feedback, but since i am basically a beginner still trying to befriend the ocean (I am actually a skier :D:D), i am lacking comparison and skill to do so :) I will ask some of my experienced friends around here, to give it a shot and then get back to you. Lets see when work releases them to have some fun :)
Do you have any tips when doing exposed cork decks?
Extra long laps from bottom to deck to guarantee a water tight quality product. Use core cork nl-20 1.5mm. vac bag cork and top lamination in one pull. always use peel ply on top of cork with vac pull to make perfect and minimize sanding. lastly do the right thing and get with Drew Baggett at firstname.lastname@example.org or inspiredsurfboards.com to discuss the user fee to the patent holder and pioneer of this process. You can pay on Paypal so it is easy. I don't make many exposed cork decks these days, but it is always a pleasure to send the nominal user fee to Drew for the wonderful customer service and expertise with this product. Hands down my favorite shaper I have never rode a board from. I have touched his finished boards that come to hawaii and my thought is always I am not even close.
I have one customer ready to pull the trigger on one so I will post process each step with that build.