How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?

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How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?

Unread post by zensuni » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:46 pm

Along the sessions, I realize that my finless plywood board is great in small, nice peeling waves, but sometimes when the waves get bigger, when they section, when I need to do some quick turns, then the board lacks some control. No real side slipping issue, but it turns by drifting more than biting the wave.
Maybe I could get some extra control by adding one or two small skegs ?
I know how to make the skegs in plywood, but I wonder how to attach them to the board. Glue ? Epoxy resin ? Screws ?

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Re: How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?

Unread post by asier esnal » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:12 pm

Gorilla glue
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Re: How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?

Unread post by bgreen » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:11 pm

I've never tried to do this, but there have been a variety of approaches:
See, question 3: http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Dav ... 0716.shtml

Q 21 - looks like fibreglassed in: http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Bry ... 0113.shtml

These look set into the wood and likley glassed as well:
http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Bar ... 1130.shtml

Question 4 - fibreglass - http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Col ... 0605.shtml

Originally nailed from the deck & glassed.
http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Lei ... 0914.shtml

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Re: How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:55 am

Gorilla Glue is sturdy stuff but you MUST clamp very well because it expands a lot as it reacts. And it goes off fast so be ready for that.

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Re: How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?

Unread post by kage » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:07 pm

Why not glass them?

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Re: How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?

Unread post by asier esnal » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:26 am

kage wrote:Why not glass them?
when two woods are glued, as a rule the glue has to be more elastic than wood, if it is glued with polyester or epoxy, it flexes with the bending

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cuando se pegan 2 maderas, por norma la cola tiene que ser mas elástica que la madera, si se pega con poliéster o epoxy, este con la flexión se resquebraja

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