LOGIN | REGISTER

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pinelands, NJ
    Posts
    210
    Images
    10

    Skimmer from an old board?

    Just wondering if anyone has tried this. I have an old fish that seems wide enough to make for a nice shape to throw around on these flat days. My thought was to basically cut out a nice template on the old fish utilizing the stringer. Then thin it down to the right thickness and reglass it. Seems simple enough. I think the stringer would actually add strength compared to a wooden marine ply board. My only worry is that there might be a little too much rocker, but I think this can be worked around.

    Has anyone tried this with good results? Any pointers before I proceed? Just curious

  2. #2
    yeah one thought, from someone who designes fiberglass for a living, you will not have enough core left if you get it down to the thickness of a skim board (under an inch). It will be all glass and be super brittle (glass to core ratio is critical). You will probably destroy it within a few sessions. IF you think outside the box and keep it at least 1.5" thick, it might work out alright, although again, I wouldn't think the core would be strong enough, that is why they generally use wood cores or solid epoxy. Good luck worst case you got to play scientist for a day.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pinelands, NJ
    Posts
    210
    Images
    10
    So you think it will be too thin under an inch because of the glass to foam ratio? I was planning on about an inch in thickness, but to up it wouldn't be out of the question. Would you still say too thin if I were to glass really heavy with say a 6 oz. cloth? Just curious...