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Re: [ksurf] Digest Number 3514--->bulding our own boards

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  • georgeiw@aol.com
    Eric Wilhelm has some instructions on instructables.com on how to make boards. Tim Andesen has some information at zeroprestige.org. In Greece you should have
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 3, 2006
      Eric Wilhelm has some instructions on instructables.com on how to make
      boards.
      Tim Andesen has some information at zeroprestige.org.
      In Greece you should have access to Marine Plywood, british standard 1088,
      they are usually called okume or maranti. Both of these plywoods have 7
      laminations in 9mm, 3/8", and they are solid plys with no voids, this gives lots of
      strength and a good amount of flex.
      Here in the US they come 4' x 8', there they are probably 1meter by 2 meters.
      From one sheet make a short board 4' x 16" across the top. From the rest
      make one board your 'regular' size say 40 x 158. That will leave room for a big
      board up to 190 long and really wide. Don't go overboard but a 180 x 60is not
      unreasonable for the lightest days. Fins are not required but if you do add
      them put them on the heel side. Put holes in the middle and you can put the
      fins there for your first 3 or 4 sessions then take them off and fill the holes
      with wax.
      There you go an instant quiver. Once you are good you will not use the big
      board. You can cut it in half, make it smaller and make a travel board out of
      it.
      Put varnish, paint or epoxy on the wood to protect it. If you have a router,
      round off the edges. If not do it with very rough sand paper. 40 or 50 grit.
      Let us know how it goes.
      George


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