Chris brought in his dad’s 15-yr old Stewart and asked if I could shape something similar. I kept the outline similar, but made some changes in the bottom contours to update the performance. I used a “green” density foam blank from USBlanks and 6-oz Silane cloth on deck and bottom. Replacing the 3/16″ cedar stringers with 1/8″ cedar compensated for the extra weight of the denser foam. End result is a board that is more durable but no heavier than the board its replacing.
|Father and son with old and new|
|Old and new bottom view|
Board dimensions: 9’6″ 18-3/4″ x 23-3/4″ x 14″ 3-1/8″ Custom laminated wood tailblock and new True Ames fins finish off this classic beauty.