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by bbjork
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: My first build

If I were you design and build this style of paipo I would be stealing as much as I could from the recent alaia boom, the wegener brothers really spent their money and time finding out what worked so we don't have too ;) (google tom wegener) Are you surfing A-frame peeling beach breaks in maine or ...
by bbjork
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: My first build

Thanks for all your comments, long winters here in Maine allow me to spend alot of time in the shop so will build a few boards in addition to some projects my wife has suggested, I'm kind of leaning towards a longer alaia because we have pretty much standard East Coast surf. The photo's I posted onl...
by bbjork
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: My first build

So looks like you have some nice surf deserving of a board that's responsive and turns. ;) We do get some nice surf here on the Southern Coast, my daily exercise is walking about four miles a day on the beach followed by major efforts getting through the shore break to body board. My duck diving ha...
by bbjork
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: My first build

In my area of Southern Maine there are a few point breaks but it's mostly shore breaks although we do get some nice swells on occasion, here's a shot taken a few weeks ago about a 10 minute walk from my home. Hurricane Gonzala was about 200 miles offshore which created this break.
by bbjork
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: My first build

Finished my board but it's a log in the water, too heavy and can't control (48" by 22" 3/4 inch left over birch plywood), only tried out once in 3' swells. Will be building more this winter out of red cedar 1/4" to 1/2". I think I need more concave and or some way to build up the rails. Comments wou...
by bbjork
Tue May 13, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: My first build

It's good that you don't have to varnish outdoors in humid conditions...you mentioned it was a short walk to the beach. We've seen some wide ranges on quality and delam issuses with birch ply. So I would varnish rather than oil. Somtimes I oil as a primer coat before I start putting on an oil-base ...
by bbjork
Tue May 06, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: My first build

Your question about a leash...was it because you plan on riding in a crowd? If so, then I think it's better to make the board easier to hold onto. You could build up the nose, or go for a spoon style plywood paipo. Well-placed texture deck or cork can also help. What size passenger for this paipo Y...
by bbjork
Mon May 05, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

My first build

Just joined the forum as I will be building my first Paipo. Priced western red cedar and found it pretty pricy up here in Maine (I live less than a ten minute walk from some of the best surf Maine has to offer) but I do have a left over piece of Birch plywood, 6'x22"x3/4" and thought I'd start with ...
by bbjork
Mon May 05, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: rail shape
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: rail shape

FWIW, I made a wood board (pine & redwood) of similar dimensions last year http://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=324 and put roughly 80 /20 rails on it. I attached a pic of the bottom of the board & rail. My board isn't long or floaty enough for me to do stand up rides, but it works f...