So we had a plan to do the deck side inner lamination of the non-crimped reinforcements and had the wakesurf board all laid out on our work bench ready to go last evening. BUT mother nature won’t have anything to do with that! It’s been cold enough to freeze here in the evenings and early mornings. Our shop is just a metal building, no climate control or anything, so what’s been happening is there is development of condensation and that freezes overnight and then thaws during the day!!!! Well yesterday, we had some melted condensation drip onto the surface of that R&D board and we didn’t want to ruin that uni carbon fiber, or the wakesurf build for that matter! So we dried it off and brought it inside the house where it IS climate controlled!
However, you can see that it’s ready for the deck side sandwich lamination, once we have it dried off.
That image also got us thinking that maybe we had a way to build a test wakesurf board without the need for a rocker bed, as you can see we have a rocker set in that core, but there isn’t really any concave at this stage of the construction. MAYBE, we can build, as normal, to this stage and then when attaching the deck skin, we don’t use the rocker bed and instead just sort of make sure we have the nose rocker set at the right curve with some spare foam? We think we’ll give that a go.
We did get a chance to go back to our superfly build with MORE of the surf style attributes. You may remember that it is slightly thicker than the original superfly and instead of sharp rails all the way around, it has a tucked rails and is soft from the nose back a little bit. Still kind of thin for a surf style board, so we’ll go back to our wakesurf style as the descriptor!
Hopefully we’ll get back to our non-crimped build this evening. Thanks so much for following along, we appreciate it!