Sunday, May 23, 2010

NEW; Marine Ply Tri sets for the Simm-21

I made these for Tim Elsner's 6'10" Simm-21 that I just finished shaping. The Simms come standard with a fin set done in laminated exotic hardwoods. Tim wanted something lighter in color and a bit more low-key, so he requested classic marine ply. Tim has requested a subtle wood burn motif on these. I don't know yet what the motif will be, but as Danny Partch has proved, Marine ply keels are a great place for it and they will undoubtedly be very cool.

BTW, my friend Danny and I have always shared inspiration and how-to tips in our fin making businesses. Check Daniel out at

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Summer Glider Has Arrived!!

11'0" x 23 7/8" x 3-3/8". Reverse "D" template Quad set-up. Very subtle, single-into-double concave bottom. Glassed in Volan by Michael Miller. lAn 11-0, rail-turning rocket.
Reverse "D" template quads, Single-foil x 4. Woods: quilted maple and redwood burl.

Fin Biz

Here's a few new fin projects that have been keeping me away from the computer lately.

Marine ply, glass-on flex fins; 8.0~8.5~9.0 and 10.0.
Full foil. Glassed with 2 layers 6oz E-cloth both sides.
1/8" to 3/16" bead. Ready to glass on.

Marine ply, glass-on, single-foil Flex Keels for Yearwood Surfboards Fish.

Jatoba (Brazilian cherry) crotch-wood, glass-on, "D" template fin. Cheater-coated, ready to laminate. This one is still available!
New glass-0n templates in the works. These are the first of (2) custom sets for Daniel Stupar, based on his input and collaboration to "liven up" a favorite board he is currently riding. These will be marine ply in LokBox bases. Set #2, a variation of his Simm-21 fish glass-on quad set (outlined in red) is still on the drawing board. Stay tuned for the finished set-ups.