I hear ya brother....first one is never too good....but keep in mind what you would do differently, and learn from your mistakes, and the next one will be 100% better. Though it helps, no amount of reading or research can ever take the place of hands on learning.
Thats the top glassed, Can't wait to get the last two coats on now. I put the resin on one half of the board first, then mixed some more to do the other half. I found it alot easyer doing it this way i found i was rushing a bit when i glassed the bottom as i tried to do it all in one go
I think im going to try some of that Solarez uv cure resin on my next board.
Hi, this is portland harbour in weymouth dorset uk where where the olympic sailing was held a few weeks ago. There is alot of windsurfers kite surfers kayakers and suppers who use this harbour its massive.
Post by vilanobeachsurf on Jul 22, 2013 6:30:15 GMT -5
simonz hasn't dropped by for a while, too busy paddling I guess. Now I built a 9'1" surfboard which is smaller than simonz SUP but the cedar for the board cost about $75 plus or minus. If you get creative I'm sure that you can do better than that. I think where I spent the most money though was for tools that I didn't have.
After 35 years of building muscle cars, not too many of my tools worked on wood!
With regards to carpentry experience? I had none, but I never let that stop me. In building the board whenever I came to a problem that I didn't have the answer too I would look all over the place for an answer, especially Chad's book! And when I couldn't find an exact answer I would wonder why the book?
And then it hit me like rogue wave on a glassy day. The fun part is figuring out how to do whatever it is that needs to be done! and wyatt said it best...
"...but keep in mind what you would do differently, and learn from your mistakes, and the next one will be 100% better. Though it helps, no amount of reading or research can ever take the place of hands on learning."
...and if you can't figure it out, toss the question out here and someone will get you going in the right direction.
So go for it and let us know how its going! We love photos!