Our Promise To You
My Environmental Promise: I use Forest Stewardship Council certified woods or woods salvaged from downed trees. All boards are glassed with epoxy resin which is cleaner for our environment and emits 50-75% less Volatile Organic Compounds than polyester resin. In my shop I have moderate ventilation and no need for a mask when glassing. Epoxy is lighter and stronger than polyester. My wood boards are nearly indestructible and should last a lifetime. Each board is quality crafted for strength, durability and concern for our environment.
My Satisfaction Promise: Ride your board for 30 days. If you don't like it, return it.
CONTACT: Dan Johnston BlindDogSurfboards@yahoo.com
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Oct 18, 2011
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Oct 5, 2011
Well my last 'personal stick' is gone and riding a Surftec 10'6" glider just doesn't cut it. Charlie got my personal stick, so time to make one for myself. It's a nose rider, 4" rear rocker and 2.5-3" front rocker. Concave under nose that tapers to a shallow V towards tail. Rails are pinched up from bottom deck and tapered quickly down on top. Since there is no way to put a 1/4" sq chine around the ribs, it is replaced with two 1/4" upper rib braces near center spar. PITA to get it all lined up to avoid frame warping. Also, try to get 3/16" decking to bend into concave - not easy. Ended up using a chair seat plane I made years ago for set of Windsor Chairs.
Our regular wood boards use 3/4" rail (3 of them) that start at bottom deck and go up along the ribs. This one, because of how pinched the rails are, takes 4 rails to make the same bend. Some make large fat noses, I'm staying with our traditional round that is slightly smaller. I think it makes for easier wave catching in hard off-shore windy days. Bottom deck is book matched spruce and top is western cedar and spruce. I've been saving a really sweet set of spruce that has red fungus/mineral stains in it. Looks very interesting. Hope to glass next week.