Okay guys so yall have been a great inspiration. I got a little overwhelmed at first when I said I wanted to do this just because of how little experience I have with this sort of thing. But even my wife has been asking me about my progress and wants me to go through with it (:
So I have been researching this stuff day and night. I must admit there is not much out there on building wakeboards or their designs at allllll! However there is a lot of kiteboard stuff and it is pretty much the same premise. I have refined my idea somewhat and it is not how I imagined it. Now I will be going with a foam core. Shaping this foam core until I get my desired shape. Once this is achieved I will be using a vaccum bag. Lay the bottom glass layers down then foam then glass for the top. The vacuum bag will sand-which this all together and voila after some trimming a wakeboard is born.
I have no doubt that my methods will be crude and "dirty" but I plan on refining the process as I build more. My biggest interest is going to be experimenting with different fibers.
This weekend I plan on starting the official build. I am going to pour some foam sheets and cut/shave them down to my desired shape. I think I'll start with 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 and see where that leads me. Any insight on the shapes and profiles within the board would really help me and give these things some character.
If anyone knows the radius of the outside edge of the boards curve (or difference between tip and middle) that would also help.
TEAM_O: Thanks for the help. For now I plan on using the continuous rocker for simplicity. However if I can get a progressive rocker shaped up on my table I will defiantly give it a go over the continuous. I will be using polyurethane foam for now. I'm not sure what type of wood to use and foam is cheaper at this stage.
Here is what I have for a design so far...
Hoping to get the foam shaped up before the Superbowl so I can take some pictures for you guys.