Friday, June 11, 2010


A small but perfect little swell running for the boards' maiden voyage. They are heavier than foam boards, but paddled easily, were very buoyant and surfed with a momentum I hadn't felt on other boards. Riding something you have made yourself certainly gives the experience of catching waves a whole new dimension.

Thanks to these people, Peter Mo for the amazing job he did with the glassing, Grant Newby for his help, patience and advice throughout this project, and most importantly our wives for their understanding. Peace

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Picked up - Surfing Tomorrow

Picked up the boards this afternoon..!! stoked...!! surfing tomorrow...!! photos to come...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

All but the finish coat...

"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
-- Sir Winston Churchill

Well it is almost over... The boards have been glassed and the fins are now on. Logos have been put in under the resin and have come up looking nice. Scotty and I plan to surf these things this Saturday, all things going to plan. More photos then but for now here is a couple of shots of our boards with fins, leash loop and logos glassed on... Stoked!!

Duncs' Board

Scott's Board

With just the finish coat, breather hole plug and final buffing to be done tomorrow we are all set to pick them up Saturday and then see if they float...!

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Mo at work

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Pete starting to make progress on the sanding of the board.

sneek peek

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A sneek preview of the boards with their two layers on glass on. Great glossy finish to them, but still plenty of sanding to be done

tools of the trade

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The work area has a fine dust covering almost everything in its path. The tools responsible for this lay close by. I'm sure i came home with some on me. I'm glad we are getting these glassed and sanded by a pro! Pete explained the number of sanding grits he works through and passed on the detail of his special finishing product, which i cant divulge on here. But it gives a a great finish to the board.

Saturday morning at Mo's

Spent a few hours with Peter Mo this morning watching him ply his trade to three freshly shaped Dick van Straalen shapes. Amazing to watch the transformation as he applied the gloss coat. Pete is a perfectionist at his trade and it reallys shows through and results looked amazing. Was a privilege to be able to watch the work done on these boards.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

fins glassed

dropped into Mo's and checked out the fins he had glassed. Impressed with the grain.

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