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Catalogue of Paipos
1960s Hansen Twin Fin Paipo, Red 49"


Board Builder/Shaper: Hansen Cardiff/Unknown
Year Built and Unit Number: 1960s/no number
Location:  Cardiiff, CA, USA
Board Name: None.
Background Notes: Relatively thin board featuring twin fins (mid-60s vintage?), bottom concave starting about a foot from the nose where the rocker ends. The concave deepens to about 1/4 inches near the tail.




VITAL STATISTICS:
Pointed nose, relatively parallel rails and a thin square tail.
Material construction:
fiberglass/foam
Length49"
Width 19-1/4 @ 29 inches
Mid-point width 19-1/4"
Nose 16-1/2" [width 12" from nose]
Tail 18-1/4"  [width 12" from tail]
Pod 13-3/4"  [widest section of the tail]
Flyers None
Thickness  1-1/2"
Rocker, nose 1-1/4"
Rocker, tail 1/2"
Weight 7.6 lbs. with fins (glassed on)
Stringer(s) 1/4" redwood
Fin(-s) Glassed twin-fin

FEATURES:

Nose: Pointed
Tail: Square
Deck: Flat
Bottom: Slight concave rear three-quarters, scooped nose
Rails: Thin railed, nose up tapered to turned down in rear
Rocker: Minimal rocker, just a slight nose scoop

MANUFACTURE:
Glass job Unknown
Designed by: Unknown
Shaped by: Unknown
Glassed by: Unknown
Builder: Hansen
Notes:  I have noticed many of the Hansen paipos to be red twin-fins.

FINS/SKEGS and FIN BOXES

FINS/SKEGSCenter FinSide Fins (#_____)
Manufacturer
Hansen (?)
Model

Design
Fiberglass
Base length (h)
6-1/2"
Total length (h)
7"
Height (v)
3"
Diagonal length (v)
6-3/4"
Distance to tail
2-1/2"
Notes: Straight, no toe-in or foil. Offset about 3 inches from the rail.











OTHER NOTES
A more pointed nose than the Froiseth Pai Po or Theisz boards. Tail probably not as wide as those. Twin fin is distinctive along with Newport Paipo, Petrillo paipo and a couple of others.

SOURCE/CONTRIBUTOR
Rod Rodgers.

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

 


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 http://www.surfresearch.com.au/.


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Last updated on: 03/28/14