FINAL Day before this board is ready to go in the water! Today starts off with sanding the hot coat before putting on the final gloss coat. Fine wet dry sanding and polishing of the gloss coat gets that shiny mirror like finish. All that's left to do is open up all the inserts and put the deckpad on! Hope you all enjoyed this series!
@hookipa6b with the first 6'6" Destroyer! Kaleo is an extremely talented surfer and waterman and we are honored to see him ride our boards!! #jimmylewisboards #jimmylewis #jimmylewisdestroyer #maui #hookipa #legend
With the top of the board now laminated, it's time to fair in the overlap on the bottom of the board and put all the inserts in the board. Fin Box, Leash Plug, Handle and Vent Screw all get inserted using the same method.
Gotta love those open ocean downwind runs! Cool photo from @masumi_tack.ceo showing perspective of how large of our playing field is. #jimmylewisboards #jimmylewism14 #jimmylewis #standupjournal #standuppaddle #maui
Today Jimmy fair's in the overlap from his bottom lamination as well as the extra patches of glass on the nose and tail making sure that the glass is level with no bumps and perfect with the shape of the board. After that it's time to glass the top the same way he did the bottom, finishing with the "poor mans vacuum" technique again.
Day 2 of our 7 day board building Series. Today Jimmy laminates the bottom of the board and tightens everything up using his "Poor Mans Vacuum" technique. He then sets it on his nose rider rocker jig to make sure the rocker is PERFECT!
Watch as we follow Jimmy in his shop on Maui for the next 7 days as he shows us how he builds one of his RARE custom SUP's!
This series is not meant to be a detailed instructional, but rather just quick snippets of each step involved. The motivation for this series was mainly to show what Jimmy calls the “Poor Mans Vacuum” which is a unique technique he uses to build any custom epoxy SUP... View details ⇨
@robg1703 from @jimmylewisboardsaustralia has been loving his 14'x25" Sidewinder. Really cool to see him getting great race results both in flat water and downwind on the same board! #jimmylewisboards #jimmylewissidewinder #standuppaddle #standupjournal #maui #jimmylewis