Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Baggage monkeys again..

Summers been a busy one with hardly any time to keep up with the heaps of e mails let alone keep on top of the blog.
Here the baggage monkeys have been at a brand new chilli, totally compressing the tail.
There was no chance of making it look original again so the tail was filled and carbon thereads glassed into the tail to take the eye away from the repair. Looks sweet.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Tail reinforcement

Carbon tail patches and an extra layer of 4oz to extend the life of this pretty new shortboard.

Monday, 14 February 2011

New stick...Why buy imports?

When you have stuff like this in your back yard...
When choosing your next board pop into gulfstream surfboards in braunton, just don't take the missus as you may be in there some time drooling over the selection of resin tinted goodness while
getting expert advice from a man that can surf an old 80's windsurf board that washed up on the beach way better than i can on standard gear.
What you waiting for? Support uk shapers and while your at it stick two fingers up at Tesco's on your way past.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

I know it's gonna be a lovely daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay......etc

Getting out of bed at 4 in the morning on a sunday and a barmy -3 degrees, just to get to the workshop and meet deadlines sucks.

Fingers frozen staring in dismay at the epoxy work you did yesterday that resembles chewing gum.

Trying to get the kettle to work, this thing is supposed to boil water not freeze it!.

But hey, when two frozen hours later you open the workshop door to bird song and this sight it's enough to warm even the coldest toes.

Life aint so bad.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Frozen Fish

I thought we may escape the lovely weather that has graced the rest of the country over the past few weeks but woke up to a white out this morning. Looks like all those epoxy repairs are going to have to wait a bit longer. Time to make a sledge me thinks.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

70's Tiki single fin semi restoration

Semi restoration of an old 70's single fin for john, old repairs de lams to the bottom and red resin panel re done. Whole board re glossed and polished.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Guilty of blog neglect

Been a while since the last post as things have been so hectic but with this long winter flat spell and temps well bellow freezing it's time to give the blog some lovin.

First up is a firewire tail snap, the deck skin was intact but the bottom had gone and the balsa rails snapped half way through. After reinforcing the balsa rails the inner glass was fixed and a new HD foam skin vacuumed on. In an ideal world the join near the rear plugs would be tapered towards the tail to spread the load but being on a tight time frame and the need to remove both fin plugs to do this a straightish joint was the only option. The board has been away to some serious waves without any problems so all good.

Spider longboard new foam tail section grafted on re glassed and airbrushed.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Big chunk out of the nose after flying off the roof of a car.
New nose blocks made up and foam replaced,fabric inlay colour matched and zero filler.