At the fish fry there was a guy traveling up the coast in a bus who laid out a couple of great looking Greenough spoons and they got me thinking. It can be a little frustrating having a head full of ideas and doing nothing about them .So I decided that I would have to shape something as an experiment just for the hell of it. It is too small for me , but I have plenty of willing test pilots.
5ft 10" x 22" , not a lot of rocker...
The original spoon had a lot of flex in the solid glass bottom panel that flexed upwards to create a concave . So I have shaped the concave into the bottom front to back .
The idea was to squash the rail down to about 3" and give the deck some float and thickness. As the originals hardly float and are fairly heavy with all that solid glass. I Kept the hull bottom on the rails , but added the edge board and concave front to back.
A soft blend of many ideas and shapes coming together.
Still kept the concave spoon deck , but in a much more mellow fashion and at 2" thick it added the float that was lacking. If you look at some of the footage of the early spoons with just the hull bottom they really bounce around on the face. They were also lacking a little in waterline length at around 5ft 2". So I figure the flat edge board panel they later added acted like a planing plank on a speed boat and gave it something to sit up on and the added concave providing lift as well. I shaped the edge quite softly so as to not make the board track too much and blend everything together.
Anyway this is what it ended up like and the whole exercise has been very rewarding. I loved just carving away at the foam and look forward to the finished board glassed up.