Yep on the silk - I even thought about model airplane dope first, then glass, so it doesn't shrink when it gets wet from the resin. Might get an interesting moire pattern from the two weaves. Just used s-glass on my hws, and found it doesn't wet out as clear as regular glass, so I guess Sheldrake is right about that! Bummer about the booger on the glass. I'm new to epoxy, and don't like the slow dry-time. I glassed my board this morning, and couldn't sand until night time. Didn't like the wait! I'm hoping to do a glass-over-frame board soon (but not a sheldrake), but a little skeered of glassing! That's why I thought of silk or silkspan or monokote. I'd love to do a sheldrake with solid wood rails. I wonder about ding repair on them sheldrake boards! Man they do look cool 'tho!
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straight outs, my local spot on Kwajalein
Ninjei on a small day, through blue blockers!
A surfshack. More of a party spot for locals on Roi Namur Island. The beach provides zero waves, inside the lagoon.
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Coconut palm tree trunks that I might end up salvaging the timber from to create a board. In my mind it sounds do able.
Sheldrake makes it sound like minor ding repair is not a problem, but im being just a little heavier on the glass to be safe. I surf around sharp reef.
So, your project; 6'8'' HWS fish...is a perfect frame up construction. You are doing what I planned on doing for my 4th board. I will need to pick your brain at another time. It looks excellent! many props.
To see Hucks fish.
Good luck on the finish. I agree cutlap is the way to go. Here's the Sheldrake Fish my son and I just finished.....
nickyarnes wrote: I will say this, hold the board up to the light and it looks friggin awesome.
I will say this, hold the board up to the light and it looks friggin awesome.
Was that you guys (shrunkenhead) in Foam E-Z the other day getting some fins and Probox inserts? If so, the board looks great and I have to agree with Yarnes that when we held it up to the light the board looked friggen awesome!
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Aside from the bottom, which is near perfect as it can get for one of these, the top is sub-par. I have bubbles or air pockets and its just something I have to get over. I have stalled the project for the time being, until my vents arrive and I can figure out how to anchor them safely. That and the lokbox system I will install.
Please post some shots of you fish build Shrunkenhead.