Yesterday's project.

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by CJsurf, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Upsizing a 5'10 step up into a 6'0.

    (In the side by side picture the new board looks enormous compared to the original but that's just the difference in angle in how I had them propped against the fence. In reality the finished board is 1 7/8" longer than the one on the left.)



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  2. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    A tad wider, too?
     

  3. Scurvy

    Scurvy New Member

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    Apr 21, 2021
    Great looking ride.
     
  4. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Set fin boxes, glassed and hotcoated this morning. First time putting carbon fiber on a board which gave me a little drama as one side started wandering once the resin hit the board. Luckily that screw up will be under the trac pad anyway. Will rough sand it this afternoon.


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  5. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Clean shape, CJ. Nicely done!
     
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  6. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks. I think I came as close as a backyarder could come to upsizing a copy of an existing board by hand. Finished dimensions are 6'0 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/2. Roughly 28.5 Liters. Just have to put the leash plug in and finish sand it.
     
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  7. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Finally got around to sanding and finishing this board yesterday. This is my son's current quiver.

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  8. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    What a lucky kid!

    Always liked the "dipped" paint job on surfboards. Nice lush grass too! You are killing it, man.
     
  9. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    He certainly is. Thankfully he works and has some sponsors helping out. Good times.
     
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  10. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 30, 2008
    That is awesome. From your pics I think your kids right now are 12 million times better at surfing than I ever was. Good stuff. Supportive dads are in short order
     
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  11. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks. All three kids surf very well. I've always tried to make sure they've had the right equipment. Was always something we could do together especially with my two oldest. You don't see many pictures of my two oldest because back then I was always surfing with them. Its just in the past few years thanks to some injuries that I've gotten into photography. The youngest has a lot of talent and has some very talented friends as well so the photography thing has been pretty fun. Lot of good times......

    Oldest

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    Middle child

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    Youngest

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    The old man......

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  12. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    this wknd i'll likely work on my kayak/surfboard wooden rack. Just as a fyi, i bought and moved into a house 15 min from the beach in the beginning of the month. Been throwing $ to get living room furniture, new washer/dryer, fridge fixed, and guest room all hooked up. Now that the inside of the house is bout where i want it initially, I'm bout to work on the backyard which typically is the more fun part to do anyways.
    Shed is small, can't load the 8 boards i got. My buddies and I play golf (not ball golf) a good bit, and since my yard stretches down like 200 ft I got two baskets. Obv i don't want a disc to hit the surfboards, so I thought of a way to hide them away from any damage. There are a few shady spots, one close by the house and by neighbor's fence that I'm going to build a free standing I shaped rack. My two kayaks will sit on one side (more like a backwards E shape on that side), with my kayak and fishing cart trailer below the horizontal supports, and that side will be facing my backyard. The other side, facing neighbor's yard, will have 7 horizontal supports (the bottom part of the structure will hold my LB which may need to be 10" off the ground). This way the kayaks can take the brunt of the damage if a disc, football, soccer ball or whatever else comes at its direction. In between those 2" supports holding the boards, I'll probably put 6" gaps, enough room for fins to not damage. I'll take a pic on my blurry shtty walmart phone after it's all measured and done. Should be a fun project... may use some leftover non skid pads i found in the house that are used to hold dinner plates still to put over the wood supports instead of pool noodles
     
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  13. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Didn't get many pictures of the board I made this thread about. First session was in hurricane surf and he creased it the first session. The board is still usable but its a backup board now.

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  14. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
  15. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Standard PU/PE build... our "ultralight" const?
     
  16. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Standard PU/PE build. He launched off of a closeout section and landed hard on the board in the explosion. Just part of the game. If you've seen the shots I post of my son you know he's always going for it and you're going to do some damage along the way surfing like he does. The stringerless Sharpeye in the quiver shot above was also a victim this fall. That one he landed a freefall floater over a closeout section in his heat at the Belmar Pro and it folded under his front foot on the landing. May have cost him advancing cause if he had ridden out he likely would have gotten the score he needed.

    This shot is from his free-surf before his heat on that Sharpeye. I fixed this one as it was a favorite board and so far its holding up. The bottom skin was all that was holding this one together before the repair. Buckled from rail to rail.

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