Hey Julian, good to see you've got the board in the water, she's looking great, nice work. Just need to build a paddle to finish off! Great list of things that you've learnt as well, I think my boards have come in at about 20kg using cedar and paulownia, both quite a bit lighter than pine, especially paulownia but expensive. I am doing a 12'6 race touring board at the moment using almost all paulownia which cost close to $1000 just for the timber but should come in at under 15kg. Look forward to seeing you start the next one!
Post by juliangibraltar on Aug 28, 2014 0:45:40 GMT -5
Thanks Blair, I've got the ribs and spine ready for the next one but still looking for some lighter wood as you said, if I can get it down to around 20kgs it would make a huge difference, otherwise I'm going to develop a foam hat to carry it on my head!!! I am absolutely loving being on the water with it and hope over the next few days to try it on some small waves at the beach....see how the nose issue stands up!!