Strike one....two......arghhhh....

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Oceans23's picture
Joined: 03/18/2004

Hello all,

A quick humbling story, admission. First I cut out my first fish fin set out of plywood. All was going well,surformed the fin trueing up the outline. Just about done...last little bit to go,I was holding them together,doing both at the same time.As I finish the last stroke and go to tap the dust off ,one of the plys (large center piece..) completely falls out of both roughed out fins....arghhhh....strike one. Cheap plywood [email protected]###$%##@ ,after work ,cut out the next set out of "better" plywood? It went well,roughed out the fins,began to foil , fins looking good....pat myself on the back repeatedly. Getting dark,time to drop off my daughter to her moms,shutting up the garage I say to Katy "hey check out my new fins they are on the picnic table" . Katy replies ,cool they look really neat, But aren't you making a twin fin like you made me? Umm....yeah...then it hits me,I bolt from the garage!! Sure enough....one fin on the table, where is chloe our puppy,destroyer of all laying around things? Go to the side of the house...there she is....fin in mouth !!! She thinks it is a game by now,as we play "keep away" sometimes. So she jukes me to my knees and is prancing around with my fin....tossing it up in her mouth and catching it and stuff....the dog is good! We go round and round for ten minutes or so, me ...ranting and chasing. Soon loses interest in the slow human and I catch her....fin is pretty much wasted..##%$&@%.....strike two. So now I will have made 5 fins to get two...at this rate I should have just bought them!! Enjoy the chuckle....I know chloe did......peace and waves.....

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LeeDD's picture
Joined: 03/18/2004

Good fun
Or you could have been surfing yesterdays wimpy swell
Or, you could just elmer the pieces of the first set, resin one side, lay it up, do the other, and viola

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