5' 8" x 23" x 3" Self foiled fins.
Pine, Walnut, Cedar, Redwood, Cork, Bending Plywood, West Marine 2 Part Epoxy
This was the first board in the HWS construction. This board was a result of a class with Paul Jensen from Washington who designed and pre-fabricated parts prior to our class. We commandeered an questionable location in Half Moon Bay and put these boards together in a weeks time. This board was glassed and sanded by yours truly.
6' 10" x 21" x 2.75". True Ames Quad fins.
Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Basswood, Balsa (Frame) Glassed at Stretch Boards in Santa Cruz.
This was board #2 that utilized a bead and cove rail system. This was tricky as I ended up with a few gaps where the deck interacted with the rails. But thanks to the help of Danny Hess, I used some unidirectional carbon fiber on the rails to fill the voids.
6' 3" x 21" x 3". True Ames fins.
New England Red Cedar. Glassed at Stretch Boards in Santa Cruz.
This was board #3 that I signed up for a Grain board builders class. After 2 less than successful attempts at HWS, I decided to get some schooling and wanted to learn how to correct my mistakes. Glad I did as this one turned out well.
5' 5" x 21" x 2.65". True Ames fins.
Poly. Fins, pigment and glassing by Sunset Shapers
This was my first experiment in a subtractive method vs. the HWS way. This was easier to shape as it was just a process of removing and not reversed engineering. Found it to be a tad small for myself, but it did work well in some bigger lined up waves in Santa Cruz.