Any story on that Stewart board in the background of your art board? Also, how did you do the stripes on the art board?
Send me your dinged, damaged, and yellowed.
I like more and more the wood look but even more the tech superiority in all aspects...
the wood series keeps on going
I've been working at designing fins based on airfoil templates for a couple years now. By last summer, some friends were saying I'm onto something. Now I've got three main designs to offer in thruster and quad setups. I've even begun to get help from a fin making legend on here, Halcyon! If I figure out how to make money at this, he will be getting paid as well.
These fins are all a lot thicker than normal fins, the designs are a bit crude too, but for now, I'm fine with that as they're already a joy to surf with. My CAD program, Fusion 360, has been pretty slow, which has held me back from doing many refining improvements. I have a many more designs to create. I'm going to try working with Rhino3D now, to see if it'll be faster to work with. My website is StormFins.com
You are off to a nice start. When it is time to design surfboards and fins, I would suggest software that is purpose written as the results will be faster and more predictable. BoardCAD or Shape3D for surfboards, finFoil for fins. The author of finFoil is a contributor here on Sways. https://www.finfoil.io/
PS There is another contributor on Sways who showed me (more like schooled and pwned me) how to design anhedral/dihedral foils for surfing using Fusion360. The software is more than capable, it's gettting the user trained that is the issue... http://www.greypaddleboards.com/about-us/
PPS I love me some Halcyon twin keels. I made a couple sets even though I don't have a board for them. I modelled them in finFoil from a sketch here on Sways and machined them from wood and resin.
Be safe, have fun. -J
Thanks for the tips. I've checked out finfoil, but it's too limited. You can't even import airfoil templates? It only lets you draw simple foils with that spline interface, you can use one foil at a time and there's no say in how the foil aligns with the fin.
I use multple airfoil templates, they're aligned with the fin or with curves drawn ahead of the board. Next I'm going to be playing with vertical stabilizers & bends and other ideas.
Fusion's plenty capable, but after a couple hundred steps it begins to get very slow.
Nice to see you've made your own Halcyon fins, did you even include his helix and mulitple concave touches?
All the best on your business venture Todd.
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Here's a basic 11 foot single fin with wide point slightly aft. Epoxy resin used for glassing. No concave - flat nose with slight belly from there back. "MK Ultra"
Nice John. Para Usted?
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
Not a full build but I've been fixing up the 70s Jacobs board I found in December. Tail and dings fixed, full fabric bottom and a layer of 2oz to cover it all up. It's definitely heavier but I don't mind. 7'0". Any advice on what size fin? Before/after pic.