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    Fiberglassed Foam and Velcro Wave


    Ninetysixsurfer
    • Year: 1996 Brand: Malibu Model / Trim: Vlx Device Type : Velcro Gate DIY Surf Device Material: Fiberglass / gelcoat Control: Manual or Fixed (No Actuators) Cost: $0-$249 Platform Type: Teak

    I used rigid insulation from Lowes, fiberglass(bondo brand), two part epoxy, bondo filler, bondo fiberglass resin, 2" Velcro, and I painted with flex seal.  I started with making a template.  I followed 30 degree angle with a triangle with 20x15x10 inch sides.   I cut four triangular pieces of two inch foam and laminated them together.   I sanded all sides really well, then cut fiberglass and epoxied first layer. The eps foam will melt if you use resin. But after the epoxy layer I used a more inexpensive resin for a couple more layers.   Then used bondo filler to smooth and fill some uneven spots.   Lots of sanding involved before painting and spraying with flex seal( I wouldn't use flex seal again it marks boat and has got sticky/messy). Finally, I put Velcro on its side and both sides of my  hull.   It works really well!   I'll take more pics if anyone's interested.  I'd incorporate a cut in handle and a breather valve but it's worked for a couple seasons now. I don't use spacer in pic, I just let the shaper hanger down over the step in my hull.  I fill my rear and ski lockers and cheat some lead to surf side.

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