so i am about to begin my first board in a few weeks. I've been reading like crazy and am starting to pick up a few tips here and there but i have a couple questions. I live in San Diego and surf Sunset Cliffs where it is generally mushy but great. With this in mind i am going to shape an old school fish and see what happens. Couple of Questions
Will a belt sander affectively replace a planer as a tool to do the beginning stages? I am in college and can't afford a new planer but we have a nice belt sander at home and i thought that might work.
Also, I don't need too much rocker in my board but how much would you suggest for a 5 8" fish and how do you measure rocker?
Thanks in advance for any help offered