I try to concentrate the V close to the tail and get the forward portion flattening to be more of planing hull.
The V was not the secret, it was the result of rocker at the rail line that was setting us free in the latter 60’s.
Some of the firsts were getting extra foam glued to the bottoms to...
Working through the custom orders first that we’re waiting for me at Wavegliders.
I always get one or two Vbottom requests, 8’4” x 22” x 3”.
He wanted one of the disappearing wedge with 0ffsets from a 10’2”B, equal amounts off each end left a good rocker.
He provided a nice Mac rendering with...
It’s work, but in the years past it was those 10-12 hour days, “Nico, it’s 9:45, time to get home “, the it was the 11 Pm dinners that the Iberian peninsula is so famous for.
I woke at 4 AM today, Nico got up not much later, reconnoitered at his factory with other employees and caravaned to...
I hate to be an alarmist, but when I awoke mid Atlantic this morning at 37,000 feet and lifted my window shape I saw this section of what looked like broken off conduit wedged in the ailerons.
Must have been something the plane did NOT need to remain in the air
I’ve only made 4 of these so far ?
New take on pig style, not so blobish, speedier tail lines.
Working off the styles of Fred Wardy where Tinker honed his chops.
It is The Laguna.
A cut away fin that has plenty of area with rake for drive.
It’s been so damn nice to look at, Andrew got a call...
ColorWheel came through on Saturday with these 3 for me to pack and ship.
Board one a Triple AAA round pin step deck, mitered glass tail block clear volan
Number two the finished Van Velzer, Pantone 310c top and bottom, 2 inch balsa, wood tail block and Jim Pins on deck side.
Number 3 SWT. 2...
I used them exclusively when the system morphed into the final design.
I had a set of the base pots and could make my own glass fins, the bases could be cut to adjust a set of fins further in each direction.
Bahne, Fins Unlimited we’re the original designer/ owner, top rider pros we’re using...
Finally getting production up to a better speed with Mikey at ColorWheel fitting me into their shop.
Blue tint VanVelzer, this was a remake that got blown in glassing, the client canceled on the second because of the lag time.
Andrew put up a pic of the unglassed blank and it became this board...
It’s very simple, I financed that cock sucker for 3 years, he didn’t work, plain and simple.
Didn’t come to work until after noon, then did a shit job the entire time.
His other investors wouldn’t put more money in Lokbox, then I listen to his tales of woe.
I went to Europe, South Africa, Asia...
Larry makes top notch boards, he, his brother and sister were all clients of mine.
Larry has taken the route of high quality and personal service, picked up where I left off when I’d had enough of Florida
The fin box is rigid, the first place any flex can occurs at the immediate front of box.
This is the reason I suggest 2 stringers 1-1/8” apart to trap fin box, plus after routing a single stringer there remains only about 5/8 - 3/4” of the stringer still below fin box.
A recipe for snapping the...