Frankenboogie Mk. III

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Frankenboogie Mk. III

Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Wed May 04, 2016 7:21 pm

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Here is my latest project. The idea was to use the same kind of fin arrangement and foam (EVA, sometimes called minicell) as the Frankenboogie Mk. II, but use the original Frankenboogie shape. Version one had 2" foam and version 2 had 1" foam, so this time I split the difference at 1.5"

The original design is nearly impossible to duck dive, but the second version duck dives easily enough. Hopefully I can find the sweet spot.

Here are the threads for the earlier boards:
http://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=568

http://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=636

I imagined that this board would look good and be named "Black Beauty." But she's already looking like "Black Betty." As you can see in the pictures, I rough cut the foam with a serrated bread knife. The nose section has had a round of sanding, which kind of gives you an idea about the finished product.
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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Thu May 05, 2016 10:07 am

Reminiscent of Pendo's Rubber Ducky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JprlJbRKCgM
I built a similar board with closed cell foam on the outside and a core made of paulownia and 1/8" plywood.It works well but is a little too floaty for my apparently freakish taste.
Should have used thinner foam.
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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

Unread post by soulglider » Fri May 06, 2016 7:57 am

grumpy. float is our enemy. you freak!
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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

Unread post by rodndtube » Fri May 06, 2016 11:24 am

Atlanta, you are making your boards almost as ugly as you these days ;) Which beauty board will you be trying out later in the month?
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Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Fri May 06, 2016 11:39 am

Atlanta, you are making your boards almost as ugly as you these days
Please try to keep the dialogue civilized, resist that urge to attack your fellow aficionado,


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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

Unread post by kage » Fri May 06, 2016 11:52 am

A. Float IS the enemy.
B. There have been some seriously ugly boards on this site lately, like that mouse (?) board. We should have an ugly bOrd contest.

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Unread post by soulglider » Fri May 06, 2016 12:13 pm

Kage, wouldn't b fair, poobah would win hands down! And that's civilized...
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Unread post by rodndtube » Fri May 06, 2016 12:31 pm

UncleG, that is why I added an emoticon... to know it is in jest. Troublemaker!!!

Atlanta and I will be on an extended courtship later this month... he may need to keep his latest FrankenBoogie in a board bag when around me. But, true, it is one thing to say one thing about one's own girl friend and another to say something about another's girl friend!

Critiquely speaking, that board looks to be another super floater between the materials, length and width. His prior version this past March was shorter (still on the long side for me) and maybe narrower than this newest Ugly creation, but his cutie pie board in March absolutely came to my rescue for a couple of days when the airline did not deliver my board along with my body. Anyway, regardless of the float, the Ugly is intended mostly for small East Coast surf and at the proving grounds later this month it is mostly a channel paddleout zone, so the float + length is not a huge issue and a great opportunity for experimentation.

The funnest part is being able to amateurishly critique each others' boards in-person while refreshing ourselves and knowing that NOTHING is personal :)

Atlanta, can you post a photo of Cutie and Ugly next to each other? How much do each of them weigh (getting personal now... no questions about age! although we do know that both are young). Dare I ask about dimensions?
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Atlanta, you are making your boards almost as ugly as you these days ;)
Please try to keep the dialogue civilized, resist that urge to attack your fellow aficionado,


:lol:
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Unread post by rodndtube » Fri May 06, 2016 12:35 pm

soulglider wrote:Kage, wouldn't b fair, poobah would win hands down! And that's civilized...
Not sure about the winners... especially since Poobah has been downsizing his harem over the past few years.
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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Sat May 07, 2016 5:42 pm

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Here is a couple of pics for comparison. The smaller one is 22" x 56," and the bigger one is 22" x 62." When I weighted them I was surprised to learn that they both weigh about 12.5 lbs each. But then I weighted my 6 foot ply paipo, and it was right there in the same range. These boards ain't gonna win any beauty contests, but the original Frankenboogie would be a very strong contender in an ugly board contest. It really looks like a plywood surfboard that was made in a Georgia garage.

But on the other hand, they are not expensive. I decided to build this last one when I saw that I already had the wood sitting in my backyard shed. If I remember correctly, the foam was about thirty bucks.
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Unread post by soulglider » Sun May 08, 2016 8:59 am

perdy!
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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

Unread post by Poobah » Fri May 13, 2016 2:00 am

I guess it depends on how you define ugly...
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Unread post by soulglider » Fri May 13, 2016 5:35 am

rod, i rest my case!
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Unread post by rodndtube » Fri May 13, 2016 9:52 am

Interesting handles ;)
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Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Fri May 13, 2016 5:27 pm

Knobs.
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Unread post by bgreen » Fri May 13, 2016 5:41 pm

Does it surf as good as it looks?

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Unread post by nomastomas » Fri May 13, 2016 7:36 pm

hips with love handles...
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Unread post by rodndtube » Fri May 13, 2016 11:40 pm

Wheels and outboard skegs?
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Unread post by bgreen » Sat May 14, 2016 4:12 pm

Uncle Grumpy wrote:Reminiscent of Pendo's Rubber Ducky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JprlJbRKCgM
I built a similar board with closed cell foam on the outside and a core made of paulownia and 1/8" plywood.
Should have used thinner foam.

Uncle G, was the paulownia ply combo for strength or for some other reason? How thick was the paulownia?

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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Sat May 14, 2016 6:20 pm

bgreen wrote:
Uncle Grumpy wrote:Reminiscent of Pendo's Rubber Ducky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JprlJbRKCgM
I built a similar board with closed cell foam on the outside and a core made of paulownia and 1/8" plywood.
Should have used thinner foam.
Uncle G, was the paulownia ply combo for strength or for some other reason? How thick was the paulownia?

Bob
The Paulownia board started life as my first purpose built wooden(not ply) paipo but after a while I wanted it thinner and eventually I got it right where I wanted it; an amazing amount of flex and it was so much fun but one day it got away from me and took a pummeling, ended up broken lengthwise along a grain line. It was less then three eighths of an inch in some places.
I knew it wouldn't last long but it was sure fun while it did.
Eventually I glued it back together and laminated it to eighth inch plywood and then skinned both sides with closed cell foam in attempt to build blackball friendly board with more paipo like shape. It's ugly and it works okay but like I said, a bit too much flotation for my taste at this point. Super comfy tho' 8-)
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