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Fiberglass Splinters

Trevor spent his first day of 23 (accumulated, need-to-spend vacation days) working on his board.

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Cutting the fins out of fiberglass.

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Sanding the overlapping fiberglass.

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While getting a little over zealous with the power sander, the sandpaper gripped the fiberglass and ripped it from the foam – Trevor’s first, big mistake.

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Trying to match the resin color to repair the mistake.

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Placing the fins and getting ready to fiberglass them to the board.

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Prepping the fins.

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Trevor’s “stegosaurus” fin.

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Mitch’s clean fin.

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Adding the Movember logo – the reason for T’s mustache.

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Hot coat!

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Check out the Blue Room HERE!
And check out info on building your own board HERE!

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Fiberglass & Resin

Trevor had Friday off and spent most of it at the Blue Room working on his surfboard. Glassing the board starts now:

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Fire truck red. Fitting for the dedication board.

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T’s mentor, Mitch, shows him how to spread the resin over the fiberglass evenly on the bottom of the board.

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Lapping the fiberglass over the rail for strength and durability.

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Cutting out the excess fiberglass.

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Now, time to glass the top.

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While Mitch watches, Trevor pours on the hot coat.

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The emblem was designed by Trevor’s brother-in-law, Bob, an AWESOME artist! He incorporated different elements of Rich’s life: His badge (he was the Captain of Anaheim’s HAZMAT unit), a sledge hammer (for his time as a contractor), the year of his birth, his initials, and a lyric from the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s song, Can’t Stop.

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Blue Room Hawaii.

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Finishing up the top and taking it out to dry/set.

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Looks gorgeous with a hot coat.

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A HUGE thank you to Chuck for taking all these AMAZING photos!!

Check out the Blue Room HERE!
And check out info on building your own board HERE!

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Welcome to Fin-land!

(Trev’s cheeseball title suggestion.. I went with it.)

Today I worked 8-12p with my student, got a mani/pedi, and am now home getting ready for the Marine Corps and Navy Ball. T’s day was a lot more exciting. He got to make his fins for his surfboard!

First, he had to make some smaller practice fins.

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Last night, he created a fin template out of our old Cheerio box.

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Getting it!

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*THANKS Chuck for taking photos of T!

Next, he has to sand and glass the fins! Exciting, it’s almost done!

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