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The Shape Shack / Re: FrankenFoil
« on: July 12, 2019, 08:09:28 AM »
Thanks guys ..means alot

Kind of took me too long in life to recognize that the willingness to make mistakes and be comfortable with them is a real  asset....

The Tuttle box gave me fits....Not for alignment, but the board at that point is almost 6" thick, so lining up the bolt holes was a pita.  May not do another tuttle, although that's what i usually run...the prebuilt double A boxes look easier

Laying the wedge of divinycell on was first done with spray on 3M 77, but then the sanding started to lift it, so i started over and had to poxy it down.

The  glasswork was easy...I overbuilt with kevlar tape on the rails.

Paint scheme was intended to do the dorsal/ventral fade of our Great whites, with a fishing lure  fluorescent orange tail as a motivator to keep it flying!

The Shape Shack / Re: FrankenFoil
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:42:48 PM »
Like most recycling projects, i saved nothing environmentally,  and new build would have been cheaper lighter and easier...but maybe not as fun...buying one off the rack would have been the smartest play

Design parameters have been met...5'10...wide enough to uphaul , and paddle   I plan for it to be a wind wave thing with 60% sail/30% paddle/10 tow

It did come in heavier than i would prefer, but the kids sup weighed too much to begin with

The Shape Shack / Re: FrankenFoil
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:35:39 PM »
I cut off the tail...flattened the rocker, dropped in boxes, and vac wrapped it in carbon

The Shape Shack / FrankenFoil
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:20:13 PM »
In part spurred on by this forum, and in part as a foil exploration i converted an old kids sup into Frankenfoil.

Design was for mostly wavefoil sailing / sup....The board was just lying my kids just borrow mine, and that board really was never right for them anyway

Too much rocker, but i knew i could paddle it, and up haul it

Random / Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« on: July 02, 2019, 06:01:27 AM »
   The rack that you can get for the Rad Rover is pretty beefy aluminum, although I'm sure you could build one up.
   With bags and all, I hauled a 112 lb load on it...Duffle.. auto parts/weed wacker etc....Too top heavy and
   750w  underpowered that day, but  I am using it as an island hauler, and again, that rack holds well

   I just had to add my time into the costs,  because although I would have enjoyed the build, at this point with 3 teens it would have just been another project, and I think that if I ever wanted to up the game that the Rover platform would be a good base

Gear Talk / Re: Should I blame David John?
« on: July 02, 2019, 05:51:35 AM »
Nice quiver
But it won't be complete until you can find a Penatrator

Random / Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« on: June 29, 2019, 06:58:12 PM »
For $1600 The Rad Rover is worth an occasional uck

It does everything i need it to do.   It was just too easy to click send...


Foil SUP / Re: Yay! I got a Four meter
« on: June 26, 2019, 06:31:59 PM »
Only you would take a new toy right out of the box and start tweaking it

Bet you didn't even place the aluminum tube in position before you ran to the shop and started cutting the paddle shaft!

Waiting for flight data :)


Three things i haven't seen in any vids....2 of three would make me pull the trigger

1.  Pumpability They all seem pretty baggy
2.  Light wind ...4.0s + 5.0's but only seen so far in wind that you could use otherwise....I wanna see 10 - 15 mph or less
3.  Someone luffing overhead on a macker swell...I am quite sure that this will happen soon...but that's what i wanna see...everything else is just another thing for the shed

General Discussion / Eddie
« on: May 04, 2019, 06:10:00 AM »
Somehow Eddie made it to Google doodle (the Browser pic) today

Not sure what he would think...but maybe big smile?

Hauʻoli Lā Hānau

Random / Re: Navy SEAL charged with war crimes
« on: May 02, 2019, 10:16:58 AM »
I hear and agree with all of the above..

My fear is that that this was a very honorable man who lost touch with everything he held dear....and broke with reality

Not sure I am qualified to judge, but I have seen repeated horrific stresses cause complete disintegration in some folks.

If he was a murderous guy from the get go, then I'm sad it took so long to unmask. 

Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: Mellow Wave Destinations
« on: May 01, 2019, 07:33:36 PM »
Nosara had the allure for my similar aged teens.
Except that we had 6' at 16 seconds for like  5 days straight, and all i could do was hang outside and play lifeguard.....
They got mad skills out of the deal, and actually did great...., but it was not restful for me ....I would catch an occaisonal wave when i thought they were safe

Would go back, that was a bit of a freak...but for my $,  Maui makes way more sense.  we lived there, so it's all  familiar...the travel time/hassle is about the same for me.

Drop The Mom off at the spa

We had fun in Puerto Rico...Rincon was good   

Random / Re: Navy SEAL charged with war crimes
« on: May 01, 2019, 07:18:18 PM »
We have asked too much of these guys.

That article does not capture the sum of this man's career.

"Innocent until proven guilty"   but I don't think any of us can imagine what that means when someone has been repeatedly immersed in warfare for so long.....

I am extremely grateful to Chief Gallagher, and I feel like we failed him no matter what happened....

General Discussion / Re: A death on Cape Cod...
« on: April 29, 2019, 06:24:01 PM »
What a great guy....always upbeat....kind of a devil smile he had something else going on
Very much a character...and in  good shape ...worked at a local  Mountain/outdoor  store.

I surfed with him on Saturday, he later took pics of another surfer.
Saturday was slightly bigger, only maybe chest, but real drainy, and i almost got knocked-the-fck out on a late drop.

He was just in Maui like a week ago, so maybe he had a pulmonary embolism, or a concussion or pulled a Biggie , but it was all surf related.

The hardest part is that that beach always has people watching from the cliff,  He went in when the rest of the surf crowd went home,....but somebody had to have seen him go in, and if there had just been one wetsuit /water person in the parking lot maybe things could have been different, but it got called in, and  the authorities sent boats which took forever.....he was recovered like 400 yards offshore ....and was floating alone for too long.

This is hard....we already circled the wagons after the shark thing last year, and this was a fun time as things warm up, but shit... the Dude was a solid citizen .....carved Tiki, played mean rockabilly guitar

This is a hard.....and a real reminder of how precious it all is.


Actually looks a little more rigid than i expected

I'm looking for the rig that will be best in 15 mph side on ....still playing with a mast -sail - boom....adding a short grab rope  at the boom for more mobility than a traditional uphaul,  but the wing is promising

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