New Paipo Board Build

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New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by jbw4600 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:39 pm

Here are some photos of my latest board. It is 48" x 21" x 2". I will be adding a 5/16" Cove pad. So it will be about 2 1/4" when done. It was supposed to have a round nose and be 48", but the foam was damaged.
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All drawn out on 3" 2 pound EPS foam.
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Cut out with edges squared
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With the rocker shaped 2 1/2' front 3/8" rear.
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Next I planed the thickness down about an inch and cut out the top and bottom rail bands ---Now It Is Finally Looking Like Something.

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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by jbw4600 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:45 pm

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Now it is almost done. I have smooth it out a little and put the concave on the bottom. Hopefully by this weekend I will have sealed it with microballons and epoxy and then laminated the top and bottom. After my last board I swore that I would never glass another board. But I have been a little broke after paying the last of son's college expenses and I have just enough Super Sap epoxy for one more board. Can't let it go to waste.

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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by soulglider » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:26 am

very nice.
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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by nomastomas » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:21 am

Yes, very nice. Finned, or finless?
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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by jbw4600 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:42 pm

Yes, Fins. Fins, Fins, Fins. I love fins. I will be a twin fin. That is my current addiction. I originally envisioned thinner rails. But I kept them a little fuller, because it is only about 2 " thick.

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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by krusher74 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:44 am

Very cool 8-)

Its pretty similar to what i'm going to go for on my next shape. What inspired the outline and wide point way up forward?

I really like the swallow/V tails, the back corners seems to be a very nice pin tails to turn off :D

What concave/s are you going for?

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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by jbw4600 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:30 pm

I made this one similar to my favorite body board. I tend to ride the forward edge of most my boards. This is sort of a curiosity board. I like a longer board, but I think this will be good for a local break that tends to close out alot and all for junky summer surf. However I you could ride it in any surf small or large.

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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by jbw4600 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:28 pm

Here are some photos of my build: This is picture the top being sealed with epoxy and Microballons
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. Now I have sealed both sides and I have the FCS Fusion fin boxes in and have laminated the bottom with 2 layers of 6 oz cloth.
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Here I have taped off the bottom so I can do cut laps
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Unread post by jbw4600 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:40 pm

Here is a view of the top tale after lamination with the leash plug in. I put the leash in the middle this time. I always have had it on the the corner, because I thought it would gouge my wetsuit in the center. But I am hoping that with leash in the middle the board will pull through the water. when being dragged or pulled.
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This is a shot of the bottom with the Hot Coat. I did the top too.
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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by Pes78 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:11 pm

Looking good. Is that bevel you got going on the bottom?

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Unread post by jbw4600 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:01 pm

No the bevel is on the top.

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Unread post by krusher74 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:36 am

What was the thinking on double 6oz on the bottom, that a lot more than I have usually heard of.

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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by jbw4600 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:14 pm

We'll see how it goes with double 6 oz. My last two boards had triple 4 oz on both sides and it worked great. I have no stringer so I have added some more glass on theses boards. On my next board I might try a one 4 oz and one 6 oz top and bottom or even double 4 oz. It seems like the double 6 oz took more resin than the triple 4 oz even though they both add up to the same thickness. One thing is for sure my new board will be virtually indestructable. It will probably test it out in a week.

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Unread post by rodndtube » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:21 pm

krusher74 wrote:What was the thinking on double 6oz on the bottom, that a lot more than I have usually heard of.
I also favor a heavier glass coat regimen so the board(s) can better withstand the abuse in the travel lanes (airlines, cars, etc.).
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Unread post by bgreen » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:19 pm

Krusher,

My board would have had 2 x 6oz . I've had boards with 3 x 6oz. The NoFins had 2 x 10oz. Board longevity and handling chop are two positives of a heavier glass job.

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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by jbw4600 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:46 pm

Here is my board after putting a gloss coat on both sides.
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Gloss Coat
It is more of a cheater coat to fill in all my glassing imperfections. I hated to sand it down. This is the board sanding down with 220, 400, 600 and 1000 wetsand.
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Tonight I'll polish it a Little. I kind of like the sanded look, but I bought a new type of surfboard. So I guess I'll polish it. And this weekend I'll test it out. I designed to have a Cove Pad. But I'll ride it first without a pad.

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Unread post by jbw4600 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:59 pm

I know that this is kind of a long thread, but I thought someone might want to see how build my boards. Here it is after polishing with Surfboard Polish #2 from Fiberglass Hawaii.
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I already had some orange fins to match.

I rode it this weekend and it performed better than expected. I was a little worried because I kept the rails a little thick. But it rode great. I enjoyed having the wide point forward and shorter than my usual boards. I was able to drop in on some fast steep Ocean Beach waves without any tendency to pearl the nose. It is very nimble and muscular kind of like a powerful sports car. I got my cove pad last night and I will put it on and try it again. Hopefully the pad won't add too much float.

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Unread post by rodndtube » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:33 pm

Nice seeing the entire evolution. Board seems sized right and hopefully the cove pad doesn't add too much float--for the sake of duck diving those Ocean Beach (SF) waves--on the other hand you probably are wearing a fair amount of rubber.
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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by krusher74 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:16 am

Glad to hear the board is riding well.

It very similar to what I ride (except for fined) and your description of a shorter board mirrors how I feel they ride.

It must be very fast being wide and flat. I;m going more tha way for my next board as "fish type" paipo

Would be interesting to see if it works finless. :D

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Re: New Paipo Board Build

Unread post by nomastomas » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:25 am

Nice job! What size fins?
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