So I tried again, cause making stuff is fun. I'll explain with photos.
This is boardcad, a program for making boards. It's cool to see it in 3d before shaping it, and get all the data and intermediate measures.
So the idea was to take the first one, and redistribute all that foam over a lot more width, and less length. Actual finished dimensions are 5'4" x 20.75" x 2.3", again the thickness is hard to measure, but the other measures are to tighter tolerances this time.
The template, plus the twin and trailer fin set I've been neglecting, and board #1.
This is a 2 lbs/cu ft density eps blank, less dense than board #1's core, and a different material. I live close to the place that sells this stuff, but they keep them in halves for easier/cheaper shipping. It's glued together with gorila glue, as the glass will be taking most of the stresses later on. EPS shapes quicker.
High tech load transfer/distribution and compression system. I also made that longboard on the left in the background.
Outline cut, diamond tail to shorten the rail line even more, my garage is messy. Blocky nose, cause, why not? Maybe it won't dive as easily, maybe it will.
Rails foiled and checked with lighting. A proper shaping shack has a specific light setup to check this, but I lack such a setup.
Futures boxes routed in, nothing was permanent at this stage, just a test for the photo. I'm gonna try using a center fin this summer.
Graphics testing, black acrylic paint under teal resin. I'm gonna be known the kind on the teal board eventually, and have a garage full of them by the time I'm 50.
Stripes taped off.
Intentionally distressed paint job. The old dudes at swaylocks hate this for some reason.
Rocker shot, much curvier this time. I flipped the nose to keep it out of the water, but kept it rather mellow until the very end of the tail. I'm hoping the center fin and increased width will make up for the thrust and speed lost from increased rocker.
Didn't use enough pigment on the bottom, fuuuuuuu. And I laminated one of my hairs into the board. Now it's really mine. 6oz on bottom.
One resin cure later, laying out the glass on the top. Glassing done indoors with epoxy, 6oz and 4oz s cloth on top.
More pigment this time, my not so sanded laps from the bottom are visible, but whatever, I don't have an angle grinder.
Hotcoat, watch the fingerprints please.
Fin boxes aren't full of resin, this is a good thing.
Rocker shot again, center of mass appears to be behind the geometric center.
Came home for spring break. Hotcoated the bottom yesterday, I made a messy border of dark teal to make the transition to light teal look better. I was going for that look anyway, right? Dug out the fin boxes too, they all work properly. You can see the styrene monomer next to my other markings between the fins.
Now I'm going to add more glass to the top, which will involve a lot of sanding. I figured since I decreased the core density more than I increased the strength of the skins, I should add more. Plus it weighs very little, so another layer of glass won't hurt. I don't want it to look like a golfball and I want to learn aerials this season. I can do fs 360s on a skateboard, why not do it in the water? Plus ti's so short, even added weight won't result in much added swing weight.
FInal dims are 5'4" x 20.75 x 2.3" ish, it's way more symmetric and just cooler looking than #1