Saturday, June 12, 2010
bing 2680 seaworthy.
here are some of the pictures i took as i hacked away at this beater.
after spending about 20 hours making mistakes, and getting discouraged i have made some progress.
this board will be a great rider.
i would never have bought this board, nor would i have paid to get it seaworthy.
i wasn't going to try to make it fancy...i just wanted to freshen it up enough for some more riding.
that is what i have done.
i hope to get my new fin here shortly.
it was a strange experience. the more time i spent, the more i wanted to make it nicer than i had originally intended. however, the more time i spent , the more problems i found.
below is one of the fins Bing said it should have. as I mentioned, Adam is working on it. Our COOPERFISH BLACKBOARD fin is similar to this fin.
this is the other fin Bing said might have originally been on it. I have never cared much for the aesthetic of wood fins. it's just not my deal. i surf near cobble stones.
i still need to knock the black modified fin off and put whatever fin i end up with on it. i asked bing: "who shaped this board?" he replied: The board would have been shaped by myself, Dick Mobley or his brother John Mobley. We didn't sign the boards back then... just numbers. Bing