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by TheGrumpyGator
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

Re: Need Advice on Build

I find that in smaller Florida waves that a beefier (floatier) foam & glass board is needed in the under 6 ft. range. The floatier board was needed primarily in catching waves and making weak sections. There was also a tendency of my "skimboard" designs used with effect in larger or more powerful w...
by TheGrumpyGator
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

Re: Need Advice on Build

I built this https://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=544 to make life easy you want about 25L or more buoyancy Thank you! Your thread answered my questions. I was torn between 1x2 or 1x3 lumber. Very nice work and :) board. How has it held up using just epoxy without the cloth? I sold ...
by TheGrumpyGator
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

Re: Need Advice on Build

A couple of comments. I don't think you can count on weight to drive you through the sections on the type of waves you posted. If you think of a big truck. Put it on a steep hill and take the brake off, it will be flying before long. Try the same scenario on a dead flat piece of road. Nothing will ...
by TheGrumpyGator
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

Re: Need Advice on Build

Not sure that a very buoyant board is necessarily the solution. My narrow plywood finless flat board (neutral flotation) works ok in conditions that seems similar to those you described: https://youtu.be/EVWwCZgZnzc I noticed that a long narrow flat board works better in small closeouts, no side sl...
by TheGrumpyGator
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

Re: Need Advice on Build

krusher74 wrote:I built this viewtopic.php?f=4&t=544

to make life easy you want about 25L or more buoyancy
Thank you! Your thread answered my questions. I was torn between 1x2 or 1x3 lumber. Very nice work and :) board.

How has it held up using just epoxy without the cloth?
by TheGrumpyGator
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

Re: Need Advice on Build

Do you have a video showing the kind of waves you plan to ride on the paipo ? Sorry for the late response. Our attempt to make something out of a small wind swell yesterday evening resulted in my son needing his foot butterflied back together. This is a little above average for Florida. Most breaks...
by TheGrumpyGator
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

Need Advice on Build

I'm a lifelong surfer and have my 13 yo son hooked as well. At 50, with bad knees, I spend more time on my sponge these days. I live in Florida. We surf both the Gulf Coast and East Coast. Typically, the waves are small and mushy, lots of whitewash and lots of side slipping. I've wanted a paipo for ...