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by Poobah
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Bellyboard Assortment SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3745

Re: Bellyboard Assortment

OK Saturday...tomorrow. I'll give each one it's own thread.
by Poobah
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Vintage Paipo Nui SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Re: Vintage Paipo Nui

Time out....

a sale is pending.
by Poobah
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Bellyboard Assortment SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3745

Bellyboard Assortment SOLD

I'm looking to lighten up my collection. Sixties bellyboards, and some eighties fiberglass bodyboards.Some are fixer-uppers, and some of the boards are ridable as is. So is anyone was looking for something specific? Maybe something you wanted for a long time? A Newport Concave Vector? A Chuck Dent t...
by Poobah
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Vintage Paipo Nui SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Vintage Paipo Nui SOLD

I'm selling my vintage Paipo Nui for my cost at $375. The board can be picked up in Northern California in Lucerne, or I could drop it by your house on my way to the beach. I'm heading down to San Diego later in July or early August. Humboldt or Oregon are also possible, but I'm not sure when. The b...
by Poobah
Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Carl Ekström Board
Replies: 16
Views: 6488

Re: Carl Ekström Board

Somewhere back in the Jetson Era, Union Carbide made something called the Captain Swim-Surfer.
Bottom handles...I can dig it.
captainss.jpg
by Poobah
Sat May 30, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Belly Boards By Mouse
Replies: 17
Views: 5707

Re: Belly Boards By Mouse

The Bellyfest meet in Pacific Beach in 2008. A very nice Mouse was on display. It was not for sale. Bad photo. You can barely see the board with the green rails on the far right. It looks like a text logo. Sorry...maybe a 1.2 megapixel camera back then. I can't remember if it had a fin or not. Arrrr...
by Poobah
Sat May 30, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Belly Boards By Mouse
Replies: 17
Views: 5707

Re: Belly Boards By Mouse

This Watney supposedly was made in the mid sixties in San Diego's North County. Not a sawed off board. It was supposedly shaped to be a bellyboard. The logo was a paper napkin from a bar that was nearby the surf factory or garage. Was it inspired by Mouse mania? We may never know. watney01.jpg watne...
by Poobah
Sat May 30, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Belly Boards By Mouse
Replies: 17
Views: 5707

Re: Belly Boards By Mouse

This one came up on Ebay some time ago. I think one of the guys in the Longboard Collectors Club (Cali) ended up with it. Is it a backyarder? Is it an early Mouse prototype? The logo says Custom Surfboards by Goldie. I seem to recall in the paipo interviews, that Romo mentioned making his own versio...
by Poobah
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in India.
Replies: 21
Views: 9677

Re: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in Ind

Also very simple...the Oregon locals shelf boards:
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by Poobah
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in India.
Replies: 21
Views: 9677

Re: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in Ind

As I see it....you don't need nose rocker until you really need it. I'm also a big fan of nose blocks with a slightly sanded rocker. Here's one I did on a wide mini paipo. Having a firm grip on the nose of a sub 2 foot board makes pearling almost a non issue. You can easily recover from a near pearl...
by Poobah
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in India.
Replies: 21
Views: 9677

Re: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in Ind

One final tought...remember that Papillon escaped the island on a sack full of coconuts. You could do a modern variant using a Tyvek FedEx envelope filled with floaty bits. Instead of pushing the envelope of surfcraft design, you could simply ride the envelope.
by Poobah
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in India.
Replies: 21
Views: 9677

Re: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in Ind

We haven't heard much lately from Eef (Evert) in the Netherlands. His recycled plywood boards were low carbon footprint. He used mostly a saw and sanding blocks. No rocker. His simple approach makes it a good bush method. Where is Eef? Did the sharks finally get him? Here's some of his boards: http:...
by Poobah
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in India.
Replies: 21
Views: 9677

Re: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in Ind

You also mentioned gluing two thin sheets of plywood together. That won't do. It has to be a minimum of three layers to hold its shape. It's possible you might salvage some thin plywoods from packing crates. But how do you clamp them together without clamps or a vacuum bag set up? Again this is some...
by Poobah
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in India.
Replies: 21
Views: 9677

Re: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in Ind

Mr. Mike and I have both tinkered with boil bending solid timber boards. Sometimes using several clamps, and two being the minimum. bendblocks.jpg So what can be done in the bush with zero clamps? I've never tested it, but I think you could use the weight of a car to bend the boiled wood. Jack up th...
by Poobah
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: SDF No3 paulownia wood board
Replies: 54
Views: 18380

Re: SDF No3 paulownia wood board

I think two coats of epoxy is the safest way to start. That way you have a Plan B if it cracks along the grain...you can put on a layer of 4 oz. glass as a fix. I remember John Mellor snapping a surfboard that had a chambered stringer. It was 1 inch chambered redwood capped on either side with uncha...
by Poobah
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyplane/paipo
Replies: 26
Views: 11170

Re: Bodyplane/paipo

"Some of the best and boldest surfing I have ever seen was by men in Durban who either used no boards at all or had boards about half the size of yours." -Vernon Bartlett Vernon mentions half-sized boards in his mid century booklet, You and Your Surfboard . Bob...Rod, in your research have...
by Poobah
Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass a ply paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 3352

Re: fiberglass a ply paipo

Is it a new plywood paipo, or an old one that has eight coats of linseed oil on it?
by Poobah
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Board Stiffeners
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: Board Stiffeners

Maybe I should steer clear of older PDF files and just go with links to Google. Here's Timothy Leonard's Variable Stiffener again. I call this the pizza paddle stiffener. I'm curious to know if anyone here has seen the prototypes or knows some story about it. Has anybody tried something similar to t...
by Poobah
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Board Stiffeners
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Board Stiffeners

I wanted to start a thread about board stiffeners, and I've only got the start. So feel free to pitch in, and don't hold back if it involves a sponge bodyboard. There...we've warned the readers in advance. Hold on....technical problems. Rod, I can't open the PDF. It only gives me the option to save ...
by Poobah
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 19130

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

Internal and external stiffeners probably deserve their own thread, but it might be worth a brief mention here. I seem to recall that Turbo had a sponge with a fiberglass torsion box inside it. I was just trying to look it up, and I came across these stringers that look like a double ended paddle......