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by TK1
Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Paipo Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4965

Re: First Paipo Build

Hi, Got the board almost fully shaped - see pic below. Was raining all day so squeezed in under the house (not quite head-high, so a few bumps) and a bit messy, but got the job done. Overall around 42" long and 1/2 or so thick - I'll measure once finish sanded - and just need to smooth out the curve...
by TK1
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Paipo Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4965

Re: First Paipo Build

Hi Bob,

It should end up around 1/2" or so thick, plus the thickness of the glass (which won't be a lot I guess, and hopefully not add much weight).

Darren
by TK1
Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Paipo Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4965

Re: First Paipo Build

Hi, Managed to get the board out of the clamps yesterday, took off the ends so it's currently about 44" long, and gave it an initial planing with a hand power planer. Some tear-out, and I managed to drop my square on a bit of the balsa so it has its first ding :( Tomorrow will be cutting out the fin...
by TK1
Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Paipo Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4965

Re: First Paipo Build

Hi all, Good to see all the input and views, thanks for the interest and help :-) Finally got it all glued up - pic below. Looks a bit messy at present! I used urethane so it expanded as I don't have a jointer/planer or thicknesser, so had to rely on my accuracy with the old tablesaw. The glue will ...
by TK1
Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Paipo Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4965

Re: First Paipo Build

Hi Bob, Thanks for the design tips, I'll definitely incorporate them...although looking at some older boards, I am also considering a slight pin tail and single fin fir a retro look. Any thoughts on comparative performance between this, twin and finless? I wasn't expecting comparable flotation, I fi...
by TK1
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Paipo Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4965

First Paipo Build

Hi all, I thought I'd document my first foray into building (and riding) Paipos. Following an arm injury which curtailed my competitive kayaking activities combined with a long-repressed desire to surf (I'm 42 and did some when younger, but life got in the way) and a recent surfing lesson, I figured...
by TK1
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plans or design considerations
Replies: 6
Views: 2533

Re: Plans or design considerations

Hi,

Thanks again for the replies and links. I've started building...new thread in this forum which I'll try to document progress and encourge input/criticism :-)

Regards,
Darren
by TK1
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plans or design considerations
Replies: 6
Views: 2533

Re: Plans or design considerations

Hi,

Thanks Bob, appreciate the links and ideas.

Giving some thought to ply vs balsa and design, some good reading in the old forum posts. Will be back with design and build pics...

Darren
by TK1
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plans or design considerations
Replies: 6
Views: 2533

Plans or design considerations

Hi all, Brand new to the forum and board building. Many years since I've ridden (did start out on an inflatable surf mat, the progressed to real boards). Decided to get back into it, and having built a few wood kayaks and a SUP, wanted to build a paipo board. I haven't come across any plans, only a ...