Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

A forum for discussing paipo board gear such as swim fins, leashes, skegs (board fins) and other related wave riding gear.
User avatar
Cuttlefish
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:11 am
City: Sunshine coast
State or Province: Qld
Country: Australia
Interests: Oceanic frolicking
Location: Sunshine coast

Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by Cuttlefish » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:36 pm

IMG_20110922_142911-1.jpg
IMG_20110922_142911-1.jpg (39.21 KiB) Viewed 5327 times
Since my local shaper, Mark Pridmore shaped the GST (gut sliding turtle) - all 4'2" X 22 1/2" X 3s" of it I have two options of getting it to the beach.
Straight in the boot of the Toyota Camry sedan.
Or I can even ride my Vespa PX 200 scooter to the beach.
Didn't have a board bag this small on hand to put it in so the wife and I got to work on fixing that.
We used upholstery fabric and stitched in an inner layer of padding which is a soft foam with an almost moleskin like finish.
Put two loops on it to attach a shoulder strap off one of my board bags I already have. No need to make a seperate shoulder strap when I have a few already lying around.
Draw string in the end.
Was going to do a flap and velcro but the drawstring works well too.
Now if I want to I can sling it over my shoulder and ride to the beach with no need to buy a special rack to hang it off the side (which costs a few hundred).
Will put a loop in the front to secure the nose so it doesn't waggle about while riding.
Cops will love me.
We usually make padded didgeridoo, djembe drum and cigar box slide guitar covers with this kind of fabric for fellow stall holders at Eumundi markets in Qld where we live.
BTW I'm not trying to sell these.
Merely showing what we've made as there can't be much around in commercially made covers for fibreglass paipos in the 4-5' length.
I've been using the cover for 6 months now and the padding has allowed it to stay ding free when handling around the garage which is pretty full so it's served its purpose.
Unfortunately the board doesn't fit in the boot anymore as there's an LPG gas tank eating up space. So the board cover is now even more useful when the boards up on the roof racks.
Anyone else make their own covers?
Only a rat can win the rat race.

soulglider
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 267
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:32 am
City: sd
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by soulglider » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:28 am

.
Last edited by soulglider on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
deathbedpaipo.blogspot.com

User avatar
Uncle Grumpy
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 412
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:57 pm
City: San Clemente
State or Province: California
Country: USA
Interests: Surfing, Surfboards, Surf History, Fishing, Boats, Dogs, Books
Contact:

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:59 am

I've made a couple but they are just simple drawstring bags.
old_hippie_peace_hippie[1].jpg
old_hippie_peace_hippie[1].jpg (18.43 KiB) Viewed 5319 times
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?

mrmike
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 192
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:36 pm
City: coronado
State or Province: ca
Country: United States

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by mrmike » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:40 pm

I make covers with zippers for all the boards I sell :D
Attachments
mikes_paipos covers.jpg

User avatar
Cuttlefish
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:11 am
City: Sunshine coast
State or Province: Qld
Country: Australia
Interests: Oceanic frolicking
Location: Sunshine coast

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by Cuttlefish » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:07 pm

I like them.
By the look of the fabric choice and the fastback Mike's the hippy! :)
Do you just do a single layer of fabric or double layer?
I can't source the foam/fabric I used on the pictured cover anynore which is a shame.
The wax didn't seem to stick to it which is a bonus when getting the board in and out of the cover.
Only a rat can win the rat race.

User avatar
spudnut
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 128
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:00 pm
City: Ventura
State or Province: Ca
Country: USA
Interests: Surfing, Kites, Yo-yo's
Location: Ventura, Ca

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by spudnut » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:53 pm

That is not a fastback, it is a squareback! My first car was a 1966 VW Squareback. I really miss that car :cry:

User avatar
Cuttlefish
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:11 am
City: Sunshine coast
State or Province: Qld
Country: Australia
Interests: Oceanic frolicking
Location: Sunshine coast

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by Cuttlefish » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:23 am

O ;) oops...shows how much I know about Vdubs.
I've only owned a 67 bug back in the 80's but another driver decided she didn't like the entire drivers side and panel beat it into a new shape for me with her car.
Only a rat can win the rat race.

mrmike
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 192
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:36 pm
City: coronado
State or Province: ca
Country: United States

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by mrmike » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:10 am

I take the hippy remark as a compliment I was 18 in 1967 (I think..... but I don't rember much from that time). the vw is a 1972. the wax can be a problem with tight fiting bags I try to keep then sort of loose

kage
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 91
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:48 pm
City: Santa Cruz
State or Province: CA
Country: USA
Location: Santa Cruz

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by kage » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:32 pm

Had to sell the 67 crew cab some of you may remember (my baby, sob, sob) but since them I am rocking it Mr. Mike style with a 72 squareback. A little more suited to my current pocketbook. And tastefully understated (like Mr. M.).
Fastback? really, as if.
Attachments
square.jpg

mrmike
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 192
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:36 pm
City: coronado
State or Province: ca
Country: United States

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by mrmike » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:40 pm

VERY COOL

User avatar
spudnut
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 128
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:00 pm
City: Ventura
State or Province: Ca
Country: USA
Interests: Surfing, Kites, Yo-yo's
Location: Ventura, Ca

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by spudnut » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:50 pm

Who would have guessed a direct correlation between driving a squareback and riding a paipo!

soulglider
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 267
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:32 am
City: sd
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by soulglider » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:09 am

.
Attachments
my vw.jpg
my vw.jpg (79.38 KiB) Viewed 4432 times
Last edited by soulglider on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
deathbedpaipo.blogspot.com

mrmike
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 192
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:36 pm
City: coronado
State or Province: ca
Country: United States

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by mrmike » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:17 am

ya ya ya who had the fastback hu hu hu ?

soulglider
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 267
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:32 am
City: sd
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by soulglider » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:17 pm

.
Last edited by soulglider on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
deathbedpaipo.blogspot.com

User avatar
rodndtube
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 1059
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:34 pm
City: Arbutus Land
State or Province: Maryland
Country: USA
Interests: Waveriding, travel and the Paipo Research Project
Location: Maryland, USA & Where the Waves Are Breaking
Contact:

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by rodndtube » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:20 pm

Ca. Summer of 1967, country of Carolina, Puerto Rico, with my first board on top. Ready for the drive to La Pared, Luquillo, PR, for a surf session. I was a learning surfer. That is a 9'4" Hobie Noserider strapped on top, my first board. Two years later I owned a VW Bug but had a choice or running it into a huge old monster winged Chevy or over a 100 ft cliff on a curving mountain road in PR when the brakes failed. Bought it for $100 and sold it for $100. My surf buggy of choice these days is a minivan: Astro MiniVan (nice, but a real lemon), Dodge GrandCaravan (serviced me well), and currently a Honda Odyssey.
Carolina_Surfari-Time_LaPared.jpg
Carolina_Surfari-Time_LaPared.jpg (108.56 KiB) Viewed 4428 times
rodNDtube
"Prone to ride"
I love my papa li`ili`i

"The sea doth wash away all human ills."
-- Euripides.

User avatar
spudnut
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 128
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:00 pm
City: Ventura
State or Province: Ca
Country: USA
Interests: Surfing, Kites, Yo-yo's
Location: Ventura, Ca

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by spudnut » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:15 pm

I used to spend $5 to fill the tank on my 66.

mrmike
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 192
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:36 pm
City: coronado
State or Province: ca
Country: United States

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by mrmike » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:41 pm

this is what I use to go to the beach now a days real good on gas a only takes a cup of coffee to the beach and back :lol:
Attachments
CIMG0941.JPG

User avatar
Cuttlefish
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:11 am
City: Sunshine coast
State or Province: Qld
Country: Australia
Interests: Oceanic frolicking
Location: Sunshine coast

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by Cuttlefish » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:36 pm

I'd don't know about you guys but this beats the heck out of talking about board covers....carry on. :D
Only a rat can win the rat race.

User avatar
krusher74
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 810
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:53 pm
City: easkey
State or Province: co sligo
Country: Ireland
Interests: Surfing, vintage cars and motorbikes
Location: Easky, Co sligo , ireland
Contact:

Re: Custom hand made board cover for freakishly small board

Unread post by krusher74 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:04 am

My 63 squareback inst on the road stuck driving the stupid 1954 bus!!
Attachments
cali winter squareback 337.jpg

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests