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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Jan 23, 2012
Sunset Beach 2011 Turtle Watch Season
"The 2011 Sea Turtle Season has come to a close. We are happy to report Little Friends nest was among the 12 successful nests producing 1,092 hatchlings, averaging 91 hatchlings per nest. Two nests were lost to Hurricane Irene and there 12 false crawls."
While surfing out at Sunset Beach, we've seen a few really big Logger Heads pass under or surface near us, Scary as poop first time, but really cool when they just swim by. It's their ocean and we're just visitors and SB Turtle Watch group is there protector while they too visit our/your beach.
All pictures on this page came from Sunset Beach Sea Turtle organization . For more information, please visit their site.
Dan and Tom
Jan 21, 2012
9'4" Evolution Nose Rider Building
Next ribs are placed for spacing and then final sanding of bottom decks before last glue up to join them. Ribs to Spar to stringers. Nose and tail plates are placed for location and measuring that all is dead on in spacing before gluing.
Ribs 1, 3 and 4 are checked for depth of concave in nose section. Glue up of bottom Deck to Ribs, then it gets repositioned to glue concave to ribs.
The rails are very pinched tad bit more than can be had on foam boards. Thin rails means a thinner board that is more sensitive, i.e. your feet are closer to the water and the leverage situation is much better than a thick one. A thick board means your feet are farther away from the bottom of the board making it more difficult to turn. This board is very easy to turn and accelerates very well. It will not loose speed as would 50/50 or thick egg rails. It is less sticky than fuller rails. The tail rocker is 4.5" and nose is 2.5". The tail has a reverse rail foil, in stead of hard flat rear rocker, this one has more like 30/70, an up turned rail. This, combined with tail rocker, helps lift the nose. This board takes about more time to construct, but is well worth that extra work.
More shavings from just rails, nose and tail blocks.
Just a cool detail shot where cedar meets spruce meets cedar.
Jan 6, 2012
Tell us where this is and we'll send you our Blind Dog T-shirt
Dustin...don't bother :)