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by Tally
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 86
Views: 16834

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

hI @SALTMAN I foil the keels and glass them myself, they are 50/50 foils set paralell to stringer with 4 degress cant. TThe Duo: I found some nice single fins at shapers which I thought would work well on the duo (7" classics) so it made sense to use fin boxes, I hadnt thought of tweaking the fin po...
by Tally
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 86
Views: 16834

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

THREE BOARDS AND A HANDPLANE READY FOR SANDING

5'4" TWIN KEEL FISH
6'0" DUO
5'8" WIDE QUAD/TRI SETUP
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by Tally
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 86
Views: 16834

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Hi Saltman

the keels are set parallel with 4 degrees of cant as per the original Lis Fish i took the template off.
by Tally
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 86
Views: 16834

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

I finally finished off the two fish and have been riding them for a couple of weeks I like the extra buoyancy of the EPS fish and the finished weight difference was about 300grams, so it is quite a bit lighter. the PU/PE version came in at the same weight as the original Steve Lis fish I took the te...
by Tally
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 86
Views: 16834

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

have a bit of glassing to get through at the moment now have 3 fish to finish and a midlength for my neighbor.
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by Tally
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19646
Views: 1878946

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Alley at dawn on a 6'11" tracker single, first paddle in three weeks after a shoulder injury, snagged a set wave and made it past the lifeguard tower at Laceys, so went in, shoulder seems OK!! :B
by Tally
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 86
Views: 16834

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

I finished off shaping two fish on New years eve and laminated the bottom of one on the weekend couple of photos below. Both are based on an original Steve Lis fish I have in my keeping at the moment. One is shaped from a stringerless EPS blank from shapers Australia and the other is a standard Benn...
by Tally
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 86
Views: 16834

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

finally finished these two hoping to get them wet soon.
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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: 1697

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: 1697

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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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: 86
Views: 16834

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: 86
Views: 16834

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: 1095

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: 86
Views: 16834

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: 86
Views: 16834

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: 8233

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: 3922

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: 3922

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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