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by Nels
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 47
Views: 10987

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

I can't make plans that far out, period. That's a fantastic time for southern California though. Best time of year, IMO. North of Santa Barbara gets a bit sketchy until heart of winter, but there isn't much available south of there above Malibu. Leo Carrillo to the south burned to the ground and I c...
by Nels
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: aluminium sheet+ eps/xps board
Replies: 12
Views: 1625

Re: aluminium sheet+ eps/xps board

Aluminum could make a deadly material if dinged into a jagged edge. It also conducts heat so that could be an issue on sunny days, at least for wax retention, if that is an issue. That said, double layers increase weight, although I think it would be very strong. AL comes in various tempers, which a...
by Nels
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: hanplane templates ? measures?
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: hanplane templates ? measures?

I'm kind of getting from the posts that this topic is more about what I think of as "mini paipos" rather than the typical bodysurfing handplane. Having had experience with both I can tell you they are very different. I've built a mini paipo out of wood that worked better than a mini bodyboard that e...
by Nels
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: tunnel fins in bellyboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: tunnel fins in bellyboard?

Don't worry about going crazy. You will be in good company.

Posted in 2003 I think...photos are deck-down, looking at the underside of the boards

https://mypaipoboards.org/vagabondsurf/ ... ewT_Y.html
by Nels
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5475

Re: Everybody wants to

Done...-ish! Final dimensions are 55.5" length, 20.5" at the tail, widepoint is still 22.5" roughly at the widest point. The two surviving fins went in roughly as a mini-simmons placement. No test run yet, need to get through the storm cycles and get the water cleaned up. Wah wah, I know, but we lit...
by Nels
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Paipo for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

Re: Paipo for sale

I've got to have a shoulder replacement surgery (ugh) Sorry to hear that. Don't know if it's on your near horizon but if you get it done let us know how it all goes. I have a family member that may be heading in that direction at some point. Hearing real-life accounts to go with the more clinical o...
by Nels
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4170

Re: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?

My unscientific observation: If it increases propulsion when kicking in the water, it increases drag when riding.

Options seem to include narrower profile fins like Duck Feet and Vipers, larger board to allow you to pull your feet out of water, or large enough board to arm paddle without fins.
by Nels
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5475

Re: Everybody wants to

Yes...need to let the cosmic vibrations clear up when the air gets that fouled up. I can't bring myself to finish this project when people around me have lost so much. The Malibu coast is pretty much a non-stop Entitlement Expo now, but one needs to be human. Otherwise I guess we'd all just go to Co...
by Nels
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5475

Re: Everybody wants to

An update...basically this is something of a snotty lark of a project, I have no performance aspirations. I'm scratching an itch. The easily recognizable elements will either amuse or anger viewers on the beach, which is fine with me. Just not right now. I'm doing it for a laugh, and things aren't r...
by Nels
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wood Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Re: Wood Paipo

Nice looking board!
by Nels
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Vinyl Flooring Rolls + xps?
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Vinyl Flooring Rolls + xps?

Not trying to hijack the thread...have you considered vinyl and naugahyde? First one is a marine vinyl material...some have a fuzzy material backing but some don't. Commonly used for outdoor furniture and boat upholstery. https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/spradling-heidi-soft-marine-peacock-vinyl-.h...
by Nels
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Vinyl Flooring Rolls + xps?
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Vinyl Flooring Rolls + xps?

My first thought is to squeegee it like resin (or spackle). The stuff won't self-level like more fluid resin though.
by Nels
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5475

Re: Everybody wants to

Wow, Nels, I have never seen so many Wavemaster/Wavestorm boards. It is freaking crazy. Ouch. It is like cheapo bodyboards for the masses but now the masses are out in the line-up going every which crazy way. It's nuts where I live and surf, Malibu to Ventura is the home territory. Nobody can say b...
by Nels
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 6197

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Wetsuits are the only other thing where fit is so important. It's tough when you don't have access to multiple fin makes and models. If they don't fit, they don't work...destroy your feet and you are out of the water for weeks or more. I'm lucky, Churchills fit me great, Duck Feet for power. Both re...
by Nels
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?
Replies: 16
Views: 2197

Re: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?

one any bodyboards I have fixed I just use this https://www.solarez.com/product/sponge-rez/
That stuff melts EPS/styrofoam.
by Nels
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5475

Re: Everybody wants to

if you want to get those edges smooth try a hot clothes iron I'll have to see if we have one of those around the house; I wouldn't know offhand :lol: Seriously though I have to clean out a little resin seepage and then if we do have an iron I'll give it a go. I have to go way back in the mental fog...
by Nels
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5475

Re: Everybody wants to

Last bit...skin condition just as it was when I fetched it up out of the trash can at Zuma (the circles come from the cans weighing it down when I resined it on though). F18.jpg Deck-down view...notice the various curves all over the board. You can't even see the weird dents on the bottom skin. One ...
by Nels
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5475

Re: Everybody wants to

Almost ready to test this monster. It comes chest-high on me. Should be interesting to paddle out. So here's the latest... Took the advice and cut out deck skin from the donor part of the board. Tried to use a putty knife to separate it but that didn't work. In the end I used the piece of bottom ski...
by Nels
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?
Replies: 16
Views: 2197

Re: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?

Original Boogie kits said "contact cement", which is what I used back then. Kind of rank stuff if I recall. I used epoxy resin to reattach the loose bottom skin and attach deck skin to the EPS foam on my Wavestorm project. I'm going to give that a full 5 day cure time, and then we'll see. Seems a bi...