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by Tally
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Bonzer builds
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Bonzer builds

it is 6'0" x 20 1/2" x 2 5/8"

here are a couple more photos
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by Tally
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Bonzer builds
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Bonzer builds

HI Digger

I made a bonzer 5 a while back and scored the side runners from shapers australia, I cant remember what I paid but they were around $20, it might be worth calling in to see if they have any when you drop by burfords for your second blanks.
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bonzer and egg
by Tally
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

I still need to do a bit to get it finished, I was away for the last week but hope to have it finished by the end of this week. I am going to add FCS plugs for a centre fin and need a leash plug and then sand it all to get it done. will post up a couple of pictures when finished.
by Tally
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

I sanded off the glass over the plugs and tried a set of 4WFS keels in the boxes here are photos in the three different toe angle settings
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by Tally
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Papatura in Solomon Islands
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Papatura in Solomon Islands

Has anyone been to Papatura Island in the solomons?. I have rolled the dice with a couple of mates for a trip in March next year and was trying to track down a bit more info about the breaks. There is some basic info available through their website but I couldn't find a lot else. If anyone has been ...
by Tally
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

here is a picture I hope it works, I over complicated it a bit but have included basic instructions on how i did it: 1. find a piece of perspex, cut out a circular hole that matches the diameter of the base of the plug with a mm or two play using a hole saw (one of the standard sizes worked well) 2....
by Tally
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

hey digger I made my own jig for 4WFS, it is for the under-glass nano pod boxes. it took a bit of frigging around but if you are handy with power tools you could rig one up pretty easily out of a bit of perspex or similar. I will try and dig out a photo. The old style 4WFS boxes can be installed aft...
by Tally
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Eggs - how do you like them?
Replies: 49
Views: 2552

Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

the egg design is pretty broad, this is my take on it these are three bantam (mini) eggs I have made,
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by Tally
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 22
Views: 1246

Re: Scotland

@beerfan, it gets very cold I once trudged across the reef at Thurso east and was crunching through ice on top of the rock pools, the burn can also be fed by snow melt and flows right through the line up. i see more agro in the water in one week on the goldy than I did in three years in scotland, th...
by Tally
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 22
Views: 1246

Re: Scotland

the water is brown due to the tannins coming out of the peat into a creek (burn) which flows through Thurso. Here are a couple of other photos from the same day which show a slight variation in the water colour, but it is nearly always brown
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by Tally
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 22
Views: 1246

Re: Scotland

I lived up there for a few years, the inner hebrides (e.g. Mull, jura, skye etc) are pretty protected, Tiree has good waves and is popular with surfing and windsurfing crew. The outer heb's (i.e. Harris and Lewis) are pretty epic, good beachies and reefs you can catch a ferry from Skye to Harris and...
by Tally
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

I roughed out a new shape last week and tinkered with it a bit on the weekend, just need to finish the bottom contours and roll the rails. The outline is based on a tomo evo with a different take on the tail (still have to cut in an angled swallow).
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by Tally
Wed May 03, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Hi Saltman, it looks nice !! out of curiosity where do you get your blanks cut?
by Tally
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

saltman they are at least 80-20 could be even more like 60-40, I havent had a look for a while.

alakaboo, the white is foam, the colour is resin tint and fabric, pretty it aint!
by Tally
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Hi Digger, I dont mind sharing my place (within reason), I am sure we could come to some arrangement. Saltman, I did a version of an NPJ quartet a while ago, my brother had one so I grabbed a plan shape template and made the rest up myself. photo attached. the shapers fins weren't a bad match for th...
by Tally
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

it was an old thin cotton sarong
by Tally
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Saltman, that board was shaped by my brother and glassed by me it is a tie died cloth he asked me to put on the deck
by Tally
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 68
Views: 5030

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

That board is currently unfinished I am rushing to get it done by Friday so I can take it away for a week camping on North Straddie. The outline is based on a template I took from Mactavish Tracker and I changed the tail to a rounded pin, it is pretty flat rockered as it is from a Burford 7'0" Don B...