The rice paper laminates were copied from my artwork and here is what they looked like.
The board finally was completed. Waterman’s Guild did a superb job, as I expected.
Several months ago I was getting my hair cut at the Seal Beach Barber Shop that had just changed ownership and had a complete face lift. The new owner, Mike Schafer, is really into cars and is in the final stages of restoring a 1961 Chevrolet Impalla SS convertable with the 409 engine. There were only 142 of these made. Remember the Beach Boys, “She’s real fine, my 409?”
This is what one looks like.
We got to talking and decided that it would be neat if I would make a copy of a 1961 surfboard from my collection and make a surfboard to use as a sign inside of his shop that has the feel of the Impalla.
So I taught myself using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, how to replicate the logos in the rear of the side flair. That was a huge project in itself, but I learned a lot.
And the surfboard was to look like this drawing I did.
I’m working on a wall hanger for the owner of Seal Beach Electric. This is a drop dead gorgeous glue up utilizing balsa, basswood, redwood, and of coarse foam. The people at US Blanks should be commended for doing an excellent job.
BTW, I spent more than 2 hours just cutting the 1/32 wood for the tail block. It is a one of a kind that emulates the stringers.
Bert and Erick enjoying the moment.
THE ANNUAL HARBOUR SURFBOARDS 2012 BOARDSWAP Presented by THE CANVAS SHOP!
Where: The Canvas Shop Lot (702 MARINA DRIVE SEAL BEACH, CA 90740
When: Saturday, May 5th, 2012/9am-2pm
What: New and used boards for sale all under $500!!
Call: (562) 430-5614 for more info and to sign up to sell one or more boards!
This is a great event to come check out new and used boards at great prices! Everything will be under $500! Also, if you have a board that you want to get rid of, then you’re more than welcome to sign up to be a part of the event! Just call us to reserve a spot! Everything must be sold at $500 or under. There will be live music, BBQ, and a raffle!
This is WHY I shape. Stuff like this sends hot blood through cooling arteries. If this thing flies anything like it looks like it will, it will be the ticket for summer fun. Razor hard rails at the tail, and very thin rails throughout. Stop the skidding please! And it should.
It will get wet this week and I’ll report on it.
We just got in a couple 9’4″ Merlins in stock this weekend! a 9’4″ will work great for someone 165-170 pounds surfing waves such as San-O, Malibu, Bolsa Chica (when it’s not closing out), Doheny, and the likes. I don’t believe we have had a single Merlin come in for the used rack…that’s just how much people like them!
Those that ride contemporary cruisers with hard, down turned rails such as the Banana, Rapier, or San-O will find that the Merlin is a great stepping stone towards a traditional 60s type log. The Merlin has a blend of a soft rail (from the 60s) and a hard rail (from today). Fun times are almost a guarantee on this one! Ride the nose, crank a turn, or set trim, this one will do it all.
We got two 9’4″ Merlins for stock. This first one has a red resin tint and a denim blue resin tint. Both wrap to the bottom and do the same design. This one is going for $980 fin included.
This second 9’4″ Merlin features a dark blue resin tint and a white opaque paint job that both wrap to the bottom and do the same design. This one is also going for $980 fin included.
Square nose, over 23 wide, super wide tail that the finished will have a slight negative curve that is about 3/4″ deep. And that’s the outline. The bottom is flat to the rails with a soft tuck hardening at the fin area. Soft “V” with Soft tunnels blending into the bottom flat. Twin Keel style fins from Futures
This thing is really a Boogie board out of foam with thin surfboard rails and Fish style fins.
Tom Morey who invented the Morey Boogie, sold all of the rights to the name “Morey Boogie” a decade or so ago. A few years ago, Tom changed his name to “Y”.
And I’m not sure of exactly why. But we decided to name this new stick “Why” anyway.
This is a replica of a 1966 Banana Model. It is a surfboard for the surfer wishing to experience the feel of one of the masterpieces of the sixties. Glide and drive are superb, while the flat rocker that we had then may give the less competent some issues. This board will make you learn to turn using proper techniques, so it is really a great teaching tool. While today’s nose designs are easier for tip time, this board will certainly do it and you will learn to do it correctly.
We have two in the shop to look at, a 9-6 yellow with clear competition band and a clear 10-0 with black and red stripes.