To the shaped EPS stringerless blank is glued a thin parabolic stringer or first rail band.
Masking tape applied to protect the blank from extra glue
Vacuum pump at the ready to get the skins on
Top and bottom skins applied at the same time
Zinny is a builder and so he has opted to build a jig the same shape as his boards rail line to laminate the rail bands to. This way they can then be added to the board as one unit.
Here the rails have been added prior to being shaped
Final shaping of the rails
Looking the goods
Final sanding and fine tuning of the rails
Routing and setting up the fin boxes
All set, with plenty of options to try out.
Epoxy resin brushed on to seal the Paulownia
Ready for action in the wild reefs of WA
A great looking result with a long life ahead of it.