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    • They weren't wood.  We bought the blanks that were white foam especially for epoxy resin, with a thin wood stringer.  A blank for a 9 foot board would weigh just a couple of pounds.   There is a lot of science in the rocker, so we didn't want to get into experimenting with different rockers.  The blanks came rectangular, with the stringer already in the blank, and the rocker precut. The glassing is not difficult, after you've done it once.  Best to just go ahead, and do it, rather than trying to go slow.
    • Yes, there are a lot of videos on glassing. Of course it's one thing to watch it, but another to do it. I can tell it will be messy.  With your windsurfing boards, what wood did you use for them?
    • I would ride it a few times, and then hang it on a wall in the house.  Looks awesome. There should be plenty of youtube videos on glassing a board.  We used to make really lightweight windsurfing boards in my boat shop.  Our method required babysitting, and catching the kick just right to trim the excess glass off with single edged razor blades, at just the right time.   That method works good for boards with hard rails, like yours.  The glass is bent over the up side rail, and just hangs straight down below the lower one.  Catch it right, and you can trim that hanging off part very easily. You end up with a lot of resin on the floor, as the excess is squeegeed off.  Hobie Cats came in two long cardboard boxes, and we always left several of the boxes opened out on the floor. It helped a lot for that shop to have a grossly oversized AC system, so I could cool it down fast to low 60's for fiberglass work, and then turn it back to normal for it to cure.  We could glass a board, go eat a meal, and then come back to trim it later.
    • I'm making the board for my son who loves to surf. It's also a challenge that has been fun to tackle. Who knows I might just try to surf some after this build. What I really want to make for myself is a SUP (stand up paddleboard). I plan on putting that on my list if this goes well, I have plenty of paulownia wood left over for that and a few more boards.  This project fits into my interests with a lot of shaping and some artistic license for design. The downside so far has been the seemingly 1 million glueups I've had to do!
    • Awesome work...only if there is a way to keep the red coloring...mine all faded away after several years.    -Ace-