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Friday, March 21, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Kayak Style Paddleboard



Rod Million down in Melrose, Florida has turned out a real pretty paddleboard. The construction process seems bulletproof but the template is a little thin for my taste, 20". Very nice craftsmanship.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Camera Ball





I had a dream. A dream that one day I would be able to tie a bunch of cameras together to give a 360 degree view. Well my dream has become reality thanks to the large corporate cash train of Red Bull. The viewer control flash video is pretty kickass. By the way, I definitely had nothing to do with developing this technology because I am a completely broke as a joke paddleboard maker. Party On Garth. Party On Wayne.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Nature = God



I forget where I found these photo's, but Blake's paddleboards have always been an inspiration for me. The blog title is taken from an inscription Blake made at Malibu and in an undisclosed location in his native Badger State.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Knots, Scraps and a new 12'



Paddleboard#9: The goal is to build a stable and fast paddleboard that can be handled by a 98lb weakling, or my friend, Cyndie (sorry Cyndie:) Using one center rib, whindlass' at each end (knots) and superthin doorskin to sheath it, i think I may be on to something. I can lift this thing with one hand. I also found I could tape th scraps, from the deck, together and make the bottom. Very ECOnomical. More photos here.

Yesterday and Today


Yesterday was looking good, somewhere else (CA). Today looks very different, here (FL). But the sun, she shine, and the water, she shine and the air, she crisp. OK, maybe I go build some boards.
Air:55/Water:65/Wind:N10

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Golden Vespucci Awards for 2007

Yes, it is well into 2008, but we here at the American Paddleboard Company do not like to rush into things. After much deliberation and careful thought we have come up with the top three Golden Vespucci's for 2007:

Golden Vespucci Award for Use of Big Words: The Dental Ding Doc for the use of the term, FUNCTIONAL REDUNDANCY. The Doc concluded that thinking and dreaming were functionally redundant, much like teeth and the costal scute, so Doc has chosen to become a full time dreamer. Congrats. (note vespucci standard issue dream helmet).

Golden Vespucci Award for Knowing About Cool Stuff: DoppelGangster's Wife, Mary, for identifying this unknown piece of beach flotsam as the Costal Scute of an Atlantic Sea Turtle. I had this info verified by some clown named Andy at the Sawtooth Society.

and finally the Golden Vespucci for All-Around Surf Zombie Impersonation: Jack Bolton. Chilling.

Sunshine and Monsters



A sunny day at my beach, yeah, thats's right, my beach, beaches. And a super crazy care bear paipo from monsterboards.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Piss in Boots


Snotty Pissburger Afternoon poached via the world renowned SurfStation daily update.
In other news, I was not aware that in Cornwall UK,
you can walk into a food shak and ask
for the coveted Weaver Fish Bucket. By asking for said bucket you are also admitting to standing in a bootfull of piss. Hoorah for the Brits! Thanks to the Salt Rock Surf Company for this tasty nugget of knowledge

Monday, March 03, 2008

Slop and not Slop



The slop is building here on the western Atlantic, due to a stiff Southeast breeze. But on the other side of the pond, Portugal is mackin. (Photos poached via 10cam and MagicSeaweed).