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I have a Shape 3D file of an 8-6 that is about 75% complete but I need someone in San Diego or Orange County (Iím in Carlsbad) to do the rails and bottom. I will email you the file and bring the board to you.

This is what I need done...

1) Copy the bottom and rails of the board I will bring to you and add them to the file.

2) Save and duplicate that file and then shrink the board down to a 7-10 with the same width and thickness as the 8-6 but with a wider nose.

Please let me know what you will charge for this.


The Shape Shack / Shape 3D Questions
« on: October 05, 2020, 06:16:01 PM »
It seems like some of the features that used to be available in the free version of Shape3D aren't there now so I just paid for a one year subscription to Shape 3D. Swear to gawd, this is one of the most unintuitive programs I have ever used.

Here are the issues...

1) I started to make a new design and saved it to my Macbook Pro's desktop. When I open Shape3d and click "Open Existing File" I can see the design file I made previously (8' Roku - Original) but I can't find that file on my desktop or anywhere else on my computer. I can open that file in Shape3d but I can't find that file on my computer unless I open Shape3d. So, where is this file located on my computer? A full search of my computer shows all the other Shape3d files on my computer - just not that one. I did a search on my computer for hidden files and can't find it either.
Here is what I see:

2) When I created this new design I clicked the "Create a new document" button and inputted the measurements I took off of a surf sup I have that I want to make a little longer, wider and thicker. I clicked the Guidelines wizard and inputted the rest of the measurements like tail and nose, thickness, etc. The sup I took the measurements from is only 8' but it has a longboard outline with a wide nose and the design Shape3d is showing me has a narrow pointy nose with a tail that doesn't match the measurements I inputted. As far as the outline goes, the only measurements that came out accurately were the 8' length and width of 28 5/16". The rest of the outline is of a radically different looking board. Most of the measurements in the Master Scale aren't what I originally inputted either. What happened? Why doesn't the outline look anything at all like the measurements I inputted and how can I fix that? In other words, if I type in that I want a 21 9/16" wide nose then why does the Design view (and all other views) in the program show that the board has a pointy nose??


The Shape Shack / Anyone made an FCS to Futures adapter?
« on: January 26, 2020, 02:11:47 PM »
I would like to use my FCS fins in Futures boxes. Theres a company that makes an adapter but itís very expensive and I would like to use this adapter on several boards. Has anyone made their own FCS to Futures adapter? Or how about a 3D print file for an adapter?

The Shape Shack / WANTED: Laser scan sup and save to Shape 3D file
« on: January 26, 2020, 02:05:34 PM »
I have a board I really like and want a slightly smaller version of it but the shaper/builder is no longer in business. I was wondering if anyone can recommend someone that can laser scan this board and save it to a Shape 3-D file? Iím in the San Diego / OC area.

Thanks :)

Gear Talk / Is anyone carrying their surf sup to the beach on their bike?
« on: November 12, 2019, 06:49:19 PM »
Is anyone carrying their surf sup to the beach on their bike? If so, are you using racks mounted on the side of the bike (like people do with regular surfboards) or a trailer?

SUP General / Surf Legend MIKE DOYLE Passed Away Yesterday
« on: May 01, 2019, 09:08:41 PM »
Mike Doyle passed away yesterday morning at his home in Baja. He was 78.

I met the legend briefly on a windsurf / surf trip at San Carlos (Baja) back about 1990. After the first 7 hour drive from San Diego it was finally time to take the right at El Rosario and head towards the coast. It was my friends 4Runner so he always took the wheel for the last 1 1/2 hours. (I dreaded this part of the drive because he was a lunatic so it was white knuckles and praying to the baby Geezuz that we make it there alive. Plus, 4 windsurfers, 6 rigs, 2 surfboards and 2 bikes piled 5' high on the roof and drifting into a sideways slide at 65 on a crappy washboard mexie road added to the stress.)

Anywho, the first thing I saw when we pulled up was this dude blazing across the wall of a mast high right that I thought for sure was going to close out. But nope, the guy made it and continued surfing down around the point forever. We didn't know that was Mike Doyle at the moment, but I remember saying to my friend: "Damn, that guy has balls of steel!"

Later that day after my sesh I was walking back to our camp and saw the living legend sitting there having a beer while enjoying the beautiful sunset. This was a big deal to me because I had been seeing him in the surfing magazines since I was a kid. I wasn't a grom that day by any means, but I sure acted like one when I said: "Hey, you're living legend Mike Doyle, aren't you?" (Seriously. I actually said that. Hah, what a dork!)

Mike would have been 49 then and I had heard he had been living in San Jose, Baja. We chatted about life down there and he told me that he was on his way back to San Diego for a visit.

Super nice guy and really humble. That was the first and last time I saw him. There's a link to his Instagram account on the page below and there's lots of great stories to read there.

Rest in peace, Mike Doyle.

« on: April 09, 2019, 08:10:36 PM »
I'm intrigued with the outline and stepped rails on the Portal Phantom and especially after watching Fisher Grant shredding on one in big ugly windy Sunset last month.

1) Does anyone in San Diego or Orange County have a Portal Phantom that I can look at? (I live on the coast in North County.)

2) And if you don't live in So Cal, can you please give me the dimensions of your Phantom (including thickness) plus your weight and tell me what it feels like when you paddle it?


Near the beginning of Jimmy Lewis's video (below) he shows a super trick way of using a grinder to fair where the cloth meets the masking tape. I have always used a single edged razor blade but this seems way better. Anyone done this?

1) What grit do you think I should use to do this? 60??

2) Would this method work with 5.7 oz carbon cloth?


My JP Australia SUP was stolen off the beach last night (Wednesday evening 8-8-2018). It was the 7'-4" JP Australia "Surf Pro Wide Body" version and looks just like the one in the photo. I left it on the beach about 50' north of the Del Mar lifeguard tower at the end of 25th street and when I came in from surfing close to sunset it was gone. I'm not a rich person so this really hurts!

NOTE: These JP Australia sups are rare (especially the "PRO" models), so if you see a board that looks like this then it could be mine.

It is a quad and had 2 black fiberglass Starboard fins in the front with 2 smaller fiberglass Guy Takayama fins in the back. It also had an FCS leash and rail tape. (All of that could be changed though.)

I posted several listings in the sporting goods section of the San Diego, Orange County and LA Craigslist.

Thank you.

I'm repairing a board that I let get t-boned by the lip of an 8' face. It was so dumb what I did but I done did it. Anywhoooo, some of the little eps foam balls pulled away as I stripped the glass. In most of those areas it's only one foam ball deep that pulled away but there's a part on one of the rails where it's at least 1/2" deep.


1) Should I fill the voids with spackle just like I would do when sealing a newly shaped blank - and even that 1/2" deep area on the rail?

2) I forget now, but what's the best and LIGHTEST spackle to use?

3) In the few minutes it took me to get out of the water the  glass pulled away from the bottom at about the halfway point almost to the tail. That glass was still tight close to the rail on the bottom so I cut it away about 1' from the edge of the rail which means there's a step down from that 1" of glass to the foam all along the rail on the bottom. How would you deal with that step down?

Thanks, homies!

The Shape Shack / How to glass with tint so it's not streaky?
« on: September 06, 2017, 06:20:57 PM »
I've been seeing a lot of streaky tint jobs on expensive professionally built name-brand retro design surfboards and sups lately as if streaky was acceptable back in the day when I know it wasn't. I don't understand it. I used tint once when I was a kid and it was streaky so I never used it again.

Does anyone have any tips on how to do a single color tint (bright yellow) that won't be streaky?


A well known shaper told me recently that he has his 8'-6" x 31" x 4.5" sups (approx 125 liters) down to about 15 pounds doing no fancy stuff like carbon or bagging, etc.

Here is what he does:
-1.5 lb EPS - no stringer - sealed with spackle.
-Double 4 oz E both sides with all layers wrapped around the rails.
-8 oz Volan deck patch.
-No bagging.
-4 Futures boxes (+ 4 fiberglass fins).
-No color.
-No gloss.
-Full nose to tail deck pad.

He said one of the keys to a light board is to NOT paint the foam (even though it's been spackled) because painted foam absorbs a lot more resin.

I have never heard of such a thing so can anyone else confirm that acrylic paint on sealed/spackled 1.5 pound foam causes the foam to absorb a lot more resin?


I need to fix a couple dings on an older WHITE 9' Hobie CMLB (Colin McPhillips Long Board) and was wondering if anyone knows if there is an off-the-shelf spray paint that will match it? It's not a pure white and seems to have a little grey or blue in it. I made a few calls to Hobie dealers and no one knows so thought I'd try the Zone.


You can kind of see the little bit of grey or blue in the white starting at 01:07 in this video...

Pro Marine Supplies has a great deal on eBay for 2 gallon kits of epoxy resin for only $74 with free shipping. It is TABLE TOP epoxy. 

Does anyone know if this TABLE TOP epoxy works okay for surfboards and sups? My concern is how well it handles UV? (My board will be bright yellow.)


Classifieds / WANTED: JP Australia 8'-6" Surf
« on: October 17, 2016, 11:16:04 PM »
Hey, if you have a 2014 to 2016 JP Australia 8'-6" Surf for sale then I might be interested in buying it from you.

Let me know, please.


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