Here is the start of my new simms style board. The bigger simms is really fun, but it has so much rocker that it needs bigger/jucier waves to really work. This smaller one will be flatter so that it will work better in smaller, crappy summer surf.
Ingredients: (1) sheet of 1/4" sandeply, ripped in half, (1) 2x4x8 clear redwood ripped into stripps and two nice keel fins.
Nose blocking going on. I added a nice strip of hardwood to contrast with the soft wood ply.
Bottom skin with the first rail strips in and the rough-cut ribs ready to shape.
The ribs are in and the rocker table is set up so next the rail strips go on.
Blocking for the fins. At this point, I lay a batten across the top of the ribs and check for fairness of the deck line, especially near the nose. I'll make minor adjustments to the rib now before the rails go on.