Saturday, February 27, 2010


I had been up the coast for a surfing trip with a mate.

As we merged out onto the highway on our way home 
these guys go by.

Check out the goggles the dog is wearing.

Monday, February 22, 2010


As you can see.
It is ready for some glass.
One layer of 6oz.
The plan is to add a couple of 4oz lams
to build up the rails and replace the rail glass
that was removed.

This board is a rider.
The owner is not one for making them look pretty.
What you see is what you get as far as he is concerned.
But it will be glossed and polished.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I've been so flatout with ding repairs of late.
The restorations have been put on the back burner.
Today I started on this old Mc Grigor.

The deck is ok, but the bottom is pretty sad.
So the plan is to strip the glass of the bottom.
Clean it up and reglass.

So I stripped the glass around the cutlap line.
There are lumps and bumps everywhere.
Those white spots are old repairs
which were left behind as the glass was stripped off.

I was hoping to be able to work within the cutlap line.
But this is not going to be the case.
The rails are pretty beat up
and the foam needs to be shaved down a fair bit.
So I removed the glass to expose the rail radius.
This has allowed me to sand the bottom flat
and redo the rails.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Back in October last year
I started the restoration on this Chidgey.
All the bottom stressies and dings have been prepped
and glass cut.

All glassed.

A new nose was fitted and glassed.
All the repairs were sanded and the
bottom gloss coat applied.

The deck pinline was re done and the deck has been glossed.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


This is a Warren Cornish
flyer swallow tail that I have been working on.
It is a one owner board which was a costom order.
Owner and board have travelled extensively over seas.
So it has sentemental value.
This photo shows the board ready for polishing.
It was wet and dry sanded to 1500g.

Polished and ready to go home.