For my next board I m thinking of putting a few layers of polyurethane on the plywood prior to cutting out the ribs and center stringer. This would help keep the plywood together in case of moisture entry. Any thoughts?
Post by TimelessSurf on Feb 4, 2012 14:35:12 GMT -5
Yep, sounds like a good idea, but i would test to make sure whatever glue you are using will adhere to the poly well. I like to seal the inside with resin just before adding the top deck, as Spike stated above. If I plan on REALLY beating the board up i sometimes add one layer of 4oz cloth to the inside of the decks. it adds a bit of weight but it becomes just about bullet proof. Keep your eyes out on the forum, I hear word that my favorite Mad Scientist (Grant) is attempting a inner glassed board with an oiled exterior. I know Wegener has been doing it with paulownia and his construction method, but it hasn't bee done with my plans yet (I never have the stones to risk my fresh new board)