I built and shaped these two Pigs for Yuichi Imai of http://www.wavesforever.com/ . The clear volan 9-10 is for Dan and the pink volan 9-8 is for Ruichi. They are on their way to Japan. Dan and Ryuichi wanted me to do a "modern" version of the pig. It didn't require much changing. The template and 50/50 rails are true to the originals. I simply added some subtle rocker, moved the fins up a couple inches and per request, added shallow, blended nose concave. The 3" balsa stringers are chambered.
Francesco picked up a new 9'-2" Tyler fun-gun this summer, A beautiful double-ender with a deep red opaque lay-up, a yellow-gold tint on the deck and an olive brown pinline on the cut lap. He needed a box fin for it, so this is what I came up with.
Woods: Flame Maple over (2) flame maple veneer layers with a center of Macassar ebony
I used red glue for the lamination.. In this photo the fin is cheater-coated, ready to be laminated and the base laid up for the box. Aloha Bro, JC
I'm usually busy shaping boards and foiling fins. It's nice to take a break once and a while and bust out a nice set of racks for a friend. These are for the Hobie, Terry Martin balsa gun belonging to Jess Seiffert shown in one of the my recent, previous posts.