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The Shape Shack / Re: Wetting out S-Glass Efficiently
« on: January 20, 2024, 02:30:13 PM »
Great time lapse video,  and you are the best dressed Glasser out there ! 
I have not made a board in years, but since the Sealion 86 and 83 is no longer made, I might end up making a replacement.

The Shape Shack / Re: Wetting out S-Glass Efficiently
« on: January 20, 2024, 07:11:46 AM »
Does Nelson build for any major brands, or just customs ?  Great videos.  I wish I had these resources 30 years ago.  Was just learning by mistakes.  Jay

The Shape Shack / Re: Wetting out S-Glass Efficiently
« on: January 20, 2024, 05:04:34 AM »
I only vac bagged one windsurfer back when I was making them for myself.   I tried a wet lamination with all layers in one shot. (bot flip top flip bot flip top)  I didn't get the extraction I was looking for, but I felt it was an epoxy curing early issue.  If I was doing it again I would use a thin epoxy with super long working time and a heater to cure. 

I made an avalanche shovel for backcountry use shortly after the windsurfer.  I vac bagged the blade against a steel shovel to get a shape match.  The vac pump died right when I turned it on and I ended up using a house vac cleaner.  Surprisingly it worked.  Use that shovel to this day.

  My brother was making carbon fiber bike frames at the time.  I know he had found a thinner epoxy that used a heat cure.  I had been using a basic system3 boatbuilding epoxy for the windsurfers.  I think the shovel was done using the thin stuff, which was $$$. 

Wet peg video was interesting,  don't see how it would work for the main surfboard lamination, but maybe for adding layers in the feet area.

We chatted and I saw one of your home made boards this summer at MTK, you were parked next to me. 

Gear Talk / New Paddle Review, Black Project Surge
« on: January 09, 2024, 11:56:35 AM »
Just did a test surf with the new paddle. 
  For the last few years I have been using a Kenalu Wiki 74 with flexible shaft.  On paper, it's smaller than what I should be using.  I weigh about 175 lb and 6'4 tall.  Been very happy with the wiki 74 as it puts less stress on my body.  I really just wanted to buy another Wiki, but unfortunately that ship has sailed.
  I got a BP Surge, small blade (75) and a medium 100 slim shaft.  I bought directly from BP, as they were offering 100$ off.  A new Wiki still would have been less money.
  Test run was a 2.5 hr surf in 30 degree air temp, slightly choppy water and my smallest board.  The blade is slightly narrower and taller than the Wiki,  felt the same in the water as far as catch.  Shaft felt like a similar flex.  The T-handle is GREAT!!!!  Better than the Kenalu for sure.  I was using 5mm gloves for this sesh.

So I think this is a good option for anyone looking for a smaller more flexible setup.  (Which most mfgrs don't even offer)


Sessions / Re: Last 2023 Session
« on: December 31, 2023, 08:30:56 AM »
Tom, I saw the Ben Gravy SD episode last night.  Looked crazy

Sessions / Re: Last 2023 Session
« on: December 31, 2023, 05:47:11 AM »
Looks like a great day Surfercook !  We got out on Friday AM in RI.  SUP fest with 6 friends out.  I keep tagging onto your reports,  you might just fill up the forum !

SUP General / Re: April Vacation
« on: December 31, 2023, 05:40:18 AM »
Thanks caribsurf !  I will give them a call.

SUP General / Re: April Vacation
« on: December 28, 2023, 06:28:32 PM »
Melbourne Fla sounds like a good location.  Any rental operations with decent surf sup's in the area ?

Thx, Jay

SUP General / April Vacation
« on: December 26, 2023, 11:41:14 AM »
Hello everyone,  looking for some vaca ideas for this year.  My wife just wants to go somewhere warm.  I would go anywhere I can surf and rent a decent SUP, not needing a full on surfing destination spot.   I guess we will be flying.  It's a 1 week or less vaca, so not looking to go very far away.

Florida comes to mind.  Should be some waves in early spring, right ?

For the purposes of this inquiry,  Hatteras is not warm enough. 
Cabarete has already been shot down,  Been there once and was happy enough windsurfing.

Need to get planning before it's all booked.


Sessions / Re: December's Superstorm Leftovers 2023
« on: December 26, 2023, 10:19:16 AM »
Eastbound,  say hello if you ever see a tall guy on an orange JimmyLewis Stungun or a big fish style sup.

Sessions / Re: December's Superstorm Leftovers 2023
« on: December 26, 2023, 05:24:18 AM »
Thx for the RI video link Surfercook !  Think I even saw a sup in there somewhere.

Sessions / Re: December's Superstorm Leftovers 2023
« on: December 25, 2023, 04:11:44 PM »
Looking good out there surfercook !  We waited till Wednesday and got an AM sesh in, Point Judith RI area.

Bouy report from the peak of it,  Just under 30 feet !! : 

Sessions / Re: A November To Remember 2023
« on: December 03, 2023, 05:30:29 AM »
Great surfing, not easy conditions.  jp

SUP General / Re: Anyone in New England have a beginner surfsup to sell ?
« on: September 06, 2023, 12:44:06 PM »
Thx guys,  my friend ended out buying a pair of foamie surf boards.  A 9ft for him and 8ft for his son.  I will let him know about the Laird.  I bet that thing is the king on big waves !

See if he transitions to SUP.


Sessions / Re: August Update 2023- Stoke Found
« on: September 01, 2023, 06:27:24 AM »
Last day of August worked great for me.  Hit the K yesterday,  sunrise and noon sesh.  Head plus waves.  One other Sup guy out each session. 

These shot a 1/2 mile away from where I surfed:


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