Four Decades of Paipos
Paipo-90 [top level name ____________________________________ ]
Red Machine IV  [board name ________________________________________________ ]
Background:  Paipo-90 was delivered July 1999 and is very similar to its predecessor, except it has a bit more volume
to match its owner's increased volume (the rail is now a mature 5'10" and 190#).  Rails range from a soft 50-50
type shape forward to rolled over in the aft section (I prefer the Paipo-80 rail shape).
Paipo-90's Vital Statistics:
Straight-line shape w/wide round tail
Length _______ "  [total length of board]
Width _______ "  [widest point of board, inches from nose]
Mid point width _______ "  [width at middle of board, inches from nose]
Nose _______ "  [width 12" from nose]
Tail _______ "  [width 12" from tail]
Pod _______ "  [widest section of the tail, 0" for pintail, e.g., pt-to-pt for fish]
Flyers _______ "  [distance from tail]
Thickness  _______ "  [thickest part of board and general observation]
Rocker, nose _______ "  [board flat on surface, vertical inches]
Rocker, tail _______ "  [board flat on surface, vertical inches]
Weight _______ lbs. with fins;  _______ "  w/o fins
Stringer(s) [type and width]
Material construction: [fiberglass/foam, wood type]
Fin(-s) [Fixed/removable and number]
Rails [description]
Glass job [top/bottom, cloth types, layers]
Designed by: .
Shaped by: .
Glassed by: .
Builder .
Notes:  Some extra weight was traded for increased durability as my prior board
became rather black and blue over time.

Fins/Skegs and Fin Boxes

Fins/Skegs Center Fin Side Fins (#_____)
Manufacturer . .
Model . .
Design . .
Base length (h) _______ " _______ "
Total length (h) _______ " _______ "
Height (v) _______ " _______ "
Diagonal length (v) _______ " _______ "
Distance to tail _______ " _______ "
Notes: WRV custom made to my template specs.
Fin Box Center Fin Side Fins (#_____)
Manufacturer . .
Model . .
Type . .
Size for fins . .
Notes:  . .

These specifications were adapted from the "Catalogue Specifications" used by Pods for Primates. A copy with additional details and diagrams may be accessed here [PDF format].  The current version may be obtained at

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