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by nomastomas
Tue May 07, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: 51" Thomas Patrick T-Belly for Sale **SOLD!**
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

51" Thomas Patrick T-Belly for Sale **SOLD!**

This is the orginal T-Belly I built about 3yrs ago. The owner has moved to Florida and asked me to sell it for him. The board is in excellent condition, with no dings, dents. cracks, etc. The owner had San Diego artist Bryan Helfan (http://www.bryanhelfand.com/) add the kelpy artwork on the bottom. ...
by nomastomas
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My New Wood Paipo Board
Replies: 3
Views: 1574

Re: My New Wood Paipo Board

Nice job, JB!! What kind of wood and what did you use to finish it? How much does it weigh? Did you do just an up-rail shape in the nose and down-rail in the tail, or is the nose rail more 50/50? How well does the board turn given its flatness? I found a source for 2"x24"x86" polyurethane sheet foam...
by nomastomas
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Another "Blast from the past..."
Replies: 19
Views: 5685

Re: Another "Blast from the past..."

bg...Sorry, I don't have his email and don't know if he has access to email. I don't know how to contact him. I think he lives in Oxnard or Ventura, CA.
by nomastomas
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Another "Blast from the past..."
Replies: 19
Views: 5685

Re: Another "Blast from the past..."

Not sure...one of those questions I forgot to ask. Danny is in his 70s and has a pretty solid shaper/surfer pedigree. Google "Danny Tarampi" and see what you come up with.
by nomastomas
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Another "Blast from the past..."
Replies: 19
Views: 5685

Re: Another "Blast from the past..."

Thanks. I saw it as a rare opportunity and didn't want to leave any stone un-turned. Danny, the shaper/glasser was so gracious and patiently answered all of our questions. (Later he wrote Ray, thanking him for the opportunity to see the Hobie Paipo). I was taking notes and shooting photos like crazy...
by nomastomas
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Another "Blast from the past..."
Replies: 19
Views: 5685

Re: Another "Blast from the past..."

Great find! You can "see" the longboard blank in the shape of both of these.
by nomastomas
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Balsa Twin Fin
Replies: 34
Views: 14038

Re: Balsa Twin Fin

Where did you get your balsa? Anyone know of a good source for balsa lumber in the Ventura area?
by nomastomas
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Another "Blast from the past..."
Replies: 19
Views: 5685

Another "Blast from the past..."

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Last month (Aug, 2012) a guy brought this board into the shop. It's a Hobie "paipo" circa 1969. I was lucky enough to discuss this board with its shaper that very same day! For more pix and the full story go here:
http://tp4surf.blogspot.com/2012/09/hobie-paipo.html
by nomastomas
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Balsa Twin Fin
Replies: 34
Views: 14038

Re: Balsa Twin Fin

Very nice, UG. I've been wanting to do a balsa build, maybe even chamber it. Just haven't made the time, but your build has re-kindled the flame. How much does the board weigh?
by nomastomas
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo eye-candy
Replies: 15
Views: 5147

Re: Paipo eye-candy

...or simply going to a shorter length? The Acosta/Hoyte board is 50" with about a 4'-6" arching recess in the tail. I'm not sure how functional the "wings" are on the side, other than to increase the rail line which would only lengthen the turning radius. Why not just drop down to a 46" length? I k...
by nomastomas
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo eye-candy
Replies: 15
Views: 5147

Re: Paipo eye-candy

Only that he was a CI shaper for 15yr and is now building boards in the "Oxtura" area. He's on my short list of shaper's-I-want-a-board-from. There's an email on his blog site. -tp
by nomastomas
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo eye-candy
Replies: 15
Views: 5147

Paipo eye-candy

Looks like Gus Acosta's "Wave Arrow" is now available on the West Coast: http://hoytedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/hoyte-custom-wave-arrow.html ...and here it is in full dress: http://hoytedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/03/hoyte-designs-builds-something.html More Wave Arrow http://www.wavearrow.com/index....
by nomastomas
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest T-Belly
Replies: 15
Views: 6571

Re: Latest T-Belly

LOL...I've been using Aku for almost 7yr now and I'm still learning how to use it. It can be pretty over-whelming at first, especially with lack of documentation. But the more you use it the easier it gets. I did just the opposite of what you want to do. I noticed that the template of my T-Belly res...
by nomastomas
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest T-Belly
Replies: 15
Views: 6571

Re: Latest T-Belly

Not really. You have to remove any slices that are 2'3" or less (half of the 4"6" you want to remove) from each end. Then, re-add tail and nose slices, shaping to your preference. If you want to maintain proportion of shape, rule of thumb is 1/8" of width for every 2" of length; add width if adding ...
by nomastomas
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest T-Belly
Replies: 15
Views: 6571

Re: Latest T-Belly

I'd be interested in kowing how a 1.5" thick, sandwich-construction board holds up, and what its flex characteristic are. Keep us informed....
by nomastomas
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest T-Belly
Replies: 15
Views: 6571

Re: Latest T-Belly

I do use Aku but don't machine shape these boards (at least not yet). I use the Aku print-out as a blueprint while I'm shaping. Shaped blank is pretty close to Aku file but not exact, so volume probably varies a little from what's stated in Aku. Aku file volume on this board was 28L. By way of compa...
by nomastomas
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest T-Belly
Replies: 15
Views: 6571

Latest T-Belly

TP48inTBellyDeck7_sm.JPG Here’s the latest iteration of my T-Belly (more pix here http://tp4surf.blogspot.com/2012/03/t-belly-goes-european.html). Board is being shipped to Hamburg, Germany. While I reduced the volume of this board (both thickness and length) to better fit its intended rider (5-8, ...
by nomastomas
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 10357

Re: New T Belly Board

Yes, but what is the distance from the tip of the tail to the trailing edge of the fin? Put another way, how far up do you set the fin? And, how far does the tip of the fin overhang the base of the fin?
by nomastomas
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 10357

Re: New T Belly Board

jw - that confirms my experiece with twin fin set-ups on bellys. The Hobie Fish template is the de-facto standard for mod fish boards. Its a modified keel, with asymmetric foiling and a little rake. SoulSlider - How far up from the tail is the trailing edge of that 10"er? How much rake? Your Pumkin ...