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lfrider92 12-19-2008 7:18 PM

tons of places by my house to skim board, so i traced it out on large paper. cut it out and cut it out on plywood . i soaked it i my pool and now have weight on it to get the nose to curl up. anyone else make them? what do you guys use to seal them? i know you can use fiberglass but i dont want to go that far. will any marine varnish work?

wakemitch 12-19-2008 7:32 PM

you will need fiberglass resin. a varnish would wear off so fast with you sliding across sand or whatever. the resin isnt that bad to use. you dont want your board to soak up water because weight will stop you from riding as far. and also keep the rocker on the nose to a minimum and put just a bit in the back for shuvs

lfrider92 12-19-2008 7:39 PM

haha, what dont you do mitch? ive never worked with resin and ive heard its expensive (never looked into it though) i have this marine varnish that is supper think. i used it for my wakeskate when i sanded and re sealed it. i was hoping putting like 6 or 7 coats on it would do the trick

kyle_m 12-19-2008 11:33 PM

resin is easy to work with as well as fiberglass at least it was for me i work at a fiberglass shop working on damaged fiberglass on boats and picked it up real fast easy to do eccspecially if you working with an easy surface like a skim board now working around the curves of the rub rail area on a boat thas another story lol<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>

lfrider92 12-20-2008 5:33 PM

guys, where can i get the stuff to cover it with fiberglass? is it just like a can of a liquid like bondo or something? i have no idea what im doing. ive never done anything with fiberglass. and how much approximately? thanks guys.

wakemitch 12-20-2008 8:52 PM

its a 2 part resin epoxy. you mix it together and coat the board with it smoothly. go to home depot and some one will know what you are talking about.

lfrider92 01-02-2009 4:32 PM

alright, so i got bondo brand fiber glass resin and i got fiberglass cloth at lowes today. i plan on doing glassing it over the weekend. once i finish ill post pictures. im thinking about using it as a wake surf board instead. the place i thought i could use has changed and i cant really use it there. and we pretty much never go to the beach. so a waksurf seems like my best bet wish me luck!

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