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First time build, it's done!

Postby saildawg » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:05 pm

My first build: quarter sawed douglas fir. Hand laid 4 oz cloth and epoxy. Handle is peach wood wrapped in 4 oz cloth and epoxy.
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Re: First time build, it's done!

Postby dlprince69 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:29 pm

Nice looking board.

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Re: First time build, it's done!

Postby BWD » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:43 pm

nice! Way better than my first which ended up disgracing a landfill...

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Re: First time build, it's done!

Postby zob » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:29 am

:thumb:
Nice build!
I am a bit concerned about rail radious. Usually straighter middle performs better. Did you had a chance to ride her yet?

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Re: First time build, it's done!

Postby saildawg » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:29 pm

Haven't had a chance to ride her with a kite yet as the only good wind lately has been with thunderstorms. I did wake surf with it and it seemed to perform fine but what can I tell being towed behind a stink-potter. I'll up date once I can kite with it.

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Re: First time build, it's done!

Postby plummet » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:26 pm

zob wrote::thumb:
Nice build!
I am a bit concerned about rail radious. Usually straighter middle performs better. Did you had a chance to ride her yet?


Depends on what you want the board to do. . If you want it to be smooth In chop that an more ellipse shape works better than a rectangular rail.

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Re: First time build, it's done!

Postby zob » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:34 pm

I would not simplify!
When you say elipse, I immediatelly think of Mako which is IMO closest to elipse shape.
I don't see Saildawg's shape being similar to Mako (not that it has to be).
Elipse starts with high radious in the middle (flattish), and it gets increasingly tighter toward the tips.
Saildawg's shape starts with bigger curve in the middle and toward the tips seems to almost flat out.
I find this kind of shape hard for edging and bad for upwind, since the board tends to pivot in this widest area, and you get most lift here, which also results in bumpier ride, compared to board with balanced surface area. Even worse in chop.
It's not just about tip to middle width ratio. Throw rocker and bottom shape to the equation and we can debate for ages.

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Re: First time build, it's done!

Postby saildawg » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:45 pm

Bottom is single concave with 3 skegs. They can be seen in the picture. Looks like the wind will be fair this afternoon so I'll give her a try and let you know. Thanks for the input. If I don't like the action I'll enjoy looking at her on my shop wall and start another! :wink:

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Re: First time build, it's done!

Postby BWD » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:27 pm

hey that is interesting with the skegs, hope it is a good ride.

If not, before you hang it up, consider making some incremental changes to it, to refine the design.
You could shave the width in the middle, add width to the tips, add or remove skegs/strakes whatever, throw on another layer of glass, etc, but one change at a time so you build your "database."

The alternative, a totally new shape, is more like taking another wild guess, unless you are going to just copy a shape you already rode and like.
But if it ends up on a wall it would look nice there....

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Re: First time build, it's done!

Postby downunder » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:36 pm

Nice!

This are 2 wood layers? Since we can't see the SS inserts I recon they are only through a top layer?

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