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by karuhi
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly Generation 2
Replies: 128
Views: 36304

Re: T-Belly Generation 2

Hi guys, I'd suggest having a play on it. Thomas is right there is a heap of online tutorials out there. with aku you have the ability to import photos of your plan shape and rocker of a board and then play with it. i don't know if the others have this ability or not. I'm not saying everything i pla...
by karuhi
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Space Quad Displacement Hull
Replies: 21
Views: 6968

Re: Space Quad Displacement Hull

excellent question airboy, this is something I've been wondering about since starting looking at knee boards - i hope someone follows this up with an answer.....
by karuhi
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly Generation 2
Replies: 128
Views: 36304

Re: T-Belly Generation 2

hi Thomas, looks like you have more nose rocker on this board - correct? and if so how much?
by karuhi
Fri May 30, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

Thanks Bob, you're right, I'm just happy making something (its a great hobby) that i can use and have a bit of fun. if it works it works, if not ... hey it was a great project. i'm not concerned about all the tricks i just want to have some prone deep barrels and go fast....... really fast. Justin.
by karuhi
Thu May 29, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

now to get it in the water! mates are calling it my flutter board (flutter board is what kids learning to swim here in new zealand use, and hold in their hands and kick, piece of foam probably a foot wide and one and a half feet long) no one as yet has seen the decals on the bottom with uncle grumpi...
by karuhi
Thu May 29, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

and lastly
by karuhi
Thu May 29, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

another. looks like there is a hell of alot of foam in the nose - there is! but not quite as bad as it looks with the s shaped deck and scoop. and full concave running from nose to tail
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by karuhi
Thu May 29, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

and another
by karuhi
Thu May 29, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

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all done - whew! - apart from the pad I've ordered from Casey at cove pads. pretty happy how its all come out - apart from the color/arty shite. next time I'll have a nice clean board.
by karuhi
Sun May 25, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly Generation 2
Replies: 128
Views: 36304

Re: T-Belly Generation 2

sorry for stomping on your thread Thomas hope you don't mind - but how could i add a hard resin edge at the gloss coat stage. board is all epoxy - but i've glossed with poly. can i tape an edge now and fill it?? - what about strength? - roving in it?
by karuhi
Sat May 24, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Cool downs and leg cramps
Replies: 11
Views: 3034

Re: Cool downs and leg cramps

:shock: 8-) i certainly can't see a problem with that! and that kind of warm up for lovely young ladies should be encouraged, i would certainly be warmed up after seeing that and a cold swim but be an excellent cure :lol:
by karuhi
Fri May 23, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly Generation 2
Replies: 128
Views: 36304

Re: T-Belly Generation 2

very cool board review there thomas, pleased to hear the board put a smile on ya dial. thats what its all about. certainly got me enthusiastic to get my little project in the water. will be interested in hearing some other guys reviews on riding it and some pics of the beast in water would be great....
by karuhi
Thu May 22, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

will hopefully gloss coat tomorrow - so give me a couple of days
by karuhi
Mon May 19, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

oh - no problems then - i'm sure nobody will steal it here. nobody will even know what its for - no boogie boarders in sight. did see a guy on a sup - once.
apart from that - yep she's butt ugly
by karuhi
Sun May 18, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

new lesson learnt for today........ pigmented epoxy is a waste of space. hot coated, rubbed back, and to hide polyfilla cockups i thought i'd do like a big resin line - pin line. with pigmented (black - worst color but all i had) resin well the black is the wishy-washiest colour i've ever seen. and ...
by karuhi
Sat May 17, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

hi Krusher, all glassed,finboxes in, just sanding back the fill coat. going to have to do a wee bit of art work as i had an accident! wind blew the blank off my shaping stand outside and dinged it. had a web dredge for scapple (think thats what its called) and its new zealand equivalent. saw to use ...
by karuhi
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

Another question someone maybe able to help me with - how are people attaching handles either timber or rope? I don't know if i like the nose break potential of a timber one, but the rope although pretty ugly i could see being a plus.
by karuhi
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

Hi Bob, yes the pic is a bit confusing - but you've got it. Scooped top and bottom and thick beams. Had a look at gus's wave arrows and although they look very interesting i didn't think I'd attempt it on a first foam board - thats a pretty complicated bit of glassing - and shaping! A mate of mine i...
by karuhi
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

13897888152_b2bd8913c1_z.jpg Hi Bob, board width is a bit funny to work out to because of the large concave on the bottom and the scooped deck as well. i'll add a pic so you can see what i mean. board thickness in the centre of the board at the thinest place its about an inch thick but at the back ...
by karuhi
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: uss starship enterprise

sorry no aku shape other than a big oversized lump of foam that i got from the styrene guys. tell the truth i don't know how many liters it would be. tried mocking up a few aku shapes and got a few ideas but in the end decided to slash and scrape away at it. duck diving - not a lot i'd think but tim...