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by Poobah
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Travel Board

You ride the suitcase.
by Poobah
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo paulownia with rib?
Replies: 13
Views: 3454

Re: paipo paulownia with rib?

I suppose it's also worth mentioning that John Galera made a paipo with fiberglass and balsa core...end grain balsa core. It comes in sheets, and is mostly used in boats. As I recall, John glassed his boards on a tarp or something that would curve when he added weights to the board (before the resin...
by Poobah
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo paulownia with rib?
Replies: 13
Views: 3454

Re: paipo paulownia with rib?

I'm not suggesting this method, but I thought you might enjoy a really old school way of holding a bend in a timber board. Kerf cuts were made across the nose, and then the bend was held in place with two boards on the rails. They also function as handles. bf0816.jpg bfkerf.jpg This old photo of act...
by Poobah
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Skinny Paipo
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: Skinny Paipo

Poplar board I made several years ago. The template was copied directly from a vintage Crest board from Penzance. The nose kick was done by soaking the nose of the board for a few days, boiling the nose for 20 to 30 minutes, then clamping, and left in clamps for a day. penzy01.jpg penzy02.jpg penzy0...
by Poobah
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 4011

Re: Mini paipo

Then there's the stock shape toilet lid mini paipo, sanitized for your protection.
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by Poobah
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 4011

Re: Mini paipo

Inspired by that old bellyboard brochure from the fifties. I can't remember the name. The author mentioned the men in Durban riding half-size boards, so I made a 24 inch board (half of a 4 foot Cornish board.)
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by Poobah
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 4011

Re: Mini paipo

This one is five pieces of wood. The main experiment here was to have the two stringers protrude from the bottom of the board as stringer fins. I have yet to make a scaled-up version. The nose could sometimes put a lot of water on my face on an angled takeoff.
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by Poobah
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 4011

Re: Mini paipo

Just the sort of topic that will drag Poobah out of his cave. My Royal Egyptian Cubit boards were based on the length of the Pharaoh's forearm, about 20 and 5/8th inches or 525 mm. IMG_0888.JPG IMG_0902.JPG The nose handle on the blunt nose board has some anti-pearling function, and it makes the boa...
by Poobah
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 12681

Re: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017

My plans have changed, and I cancelled my reservation for campsite #17. Have fun guys, and be sure to take pictures.
by Poobah
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Booger Birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Booger Birthday

Tomorrow is the birthday of the Booger. Celebrate it if you can.
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by Poobah
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My First Paipo
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

Re: My First Paipo

I'm a big fan of Minwax fast-drying polyurethane. It's oil based, but fast enough for 2 coats per day...depending on your weather. It's clear. It's interior, but I never leave my paipo tied up to a dock in a marina. I glue the cork to bare plywood with Titebond II at the very beginning of a project,...
by Poobah
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Selling boards
Replies: 15
Views: 3903

Re: Selling boards

Sort of a board swap possible at the paipo gathering on October 8th and 9th at El Cap. Maybe bring one or two boards to sell, but just put a piece of blue masking tape that says, "make offer" on the bottom of the nose. Sort of a conversation starter for the campground lookyloos.
by Poobah
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 12681

Re: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017

Anyone interested in getting together again in the Ventura to Cambria stretch of the coast in early October? Thinking about 2-3 days between Friday, Oct 6 and Tue, Oct 10th. About 2 years earlier (Oct 2015) we met up at the Ocean Mesa El Capitan campground (just up the road from Santa Barbara, nort...
by Poobah
Tue May 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 12681

Re: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017

I'm now #17. Rod, can you easily PM the entire member list?
by Poobah
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pete Howorth & Petersen's Yearbooks etc
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: Pete Howorth & Petersen's Yearbooks etc

One of them is seven years back in the old forum. A short one pager from a magazine, not a yearbook. Is that the one you're looking for? It has a picture of young Rodney Sumpter at Salt Creek, and now I have to wonder if he ever did his tidal bore surfing on a bellyboard. http://rodndtube.com/paipo/...
by Poobah
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: which resin for plywood ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2944

Re: which resin for plywood ?

I agree with Mike, but it's probably worth mentioning that he was talking about polyurethane when he abbreviated it as poly. He's talking about an oil based varnish that is very clear and dries quickly. If you change the shape of your board, or make a repair, then matching the finish is easy. It's a...
by Poobah
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another blast from the past..
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Re: Another blast from the past..

In the Snake's History of short surfboards at Huntington, he talks about how the Blackball led to an increase in kneeboarders. And that led to short boards for stand up riders. Interesting stuff: http://surflibrary.org/evolution.html It would be nice if a qualified person could write the bellyboard ...
by Poobah
Mon May 30, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another blast from the past..
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Re: Another last from the past..

That looks like one of the small ones. I had one that was three feet or less. Definitely meant to be a bellyboard, or maybe the 3 foot leftover from a nine foot blank. I seem to recall they came from the Frog House, but I can't remember who told me that. Rasta Colors??
by Poobah
Fri May 13, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. III
Replies: 24
Views: 6862

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

I guess it depends on how you define ugly...
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by Poobah
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anyone know about this ProLine board
Replies: 7
Views: 2362

Re: Anyone know about this ProLine board

Ya, it looks like it could be a Macski fiberlass bodyboard from South Africa. Other hallmarks would be a web strap handle on the nose, and metal alloy fin boxes (not kidding.) http://www.vintagebodyboards.com/item.asp?ID=049 Also google Macski bodyboard images. Very durbale boards. After the big apo...