Wake 101
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WakeWorld Home
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Wakesurfing

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-14-2007, 1:47 PM Reply   
The weather was really nice three weeks ago when I didn’t have access to my boat. Since I got my boat back it’s been nothing but miserable. Today was “Dock In Day” at the boat club. The rain and wind held off long enough for us to get the docks in today.

I had planned to do my spring boat cleaning today then try the recycled surfboard that I made last fall from surf board shipping boxes and Kroger’s shopping bags. The rain and wind kicked up so I hitched the boat up and drove it to a covered car wash and at least got my spring cleaning done.

I thought that I could at least see if “Recycle This!!” floats. I modeled “Recycle This!!” from a Walker F18. An F18 is a little small for me so I stretched the basic deign 8 inches.

I took Recycle This!! down to the docks after my spring cleaning was done. I was please to see that it actually floats!!

The commercial board that I’ve see are incredibly light and are very buoyant. So buoyant that when stood on end in the water only 2 or three inches of board submerge before the displaced water supports the weight of the board. I did the same test with Recycle This!! It takes well over a foot of board to achieve buoyancy!!

I might get a chance to ride this Thursday, but will definitely ride this weekend at the Norris Lake Ice Breaker.

That's the board before the float test


That's as close as I've been to surfing since late October.

The water was pretty cold - no doubt the sculling crews were glad I wasn't sending rollers over their shells. I frequently hear chilled shrieks in the spring when we pass them


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 6:52 PM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home


© 2016 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us