The board was gloss-coated yesterday and allowed to “cure” overnight. This afternoon, the board was sanded with 400g on the deck and bottom.
The sander has to be careful not to round edges or leave flat spots where there should be curves.
After sanding the deck and bottom by machine, the rails are wet-sanded by hand.
With the board sanded, polishing compound (“secret sauce”) is applied and the buffer is brought out.
A short while later, I pulled the tape off the fin boxes, threaded the leash loop and installed the fins. Here’s the finished board, 7-6 17-1/2″ x 22-1/2″ x 15-1/2″ 2-7/8″ NR=4-1/4″ TR=2-1/2″
I hope you enjoyed following the journey of this 7-6 Nomad, and have a greater appreciation for the work and craftsmanship that goes into each Thomas Patrick Surfboard.