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Surfboard Plans from old Magaines 
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I Collect old DIY Magazines and woodworking books. Here is an article from an old Popular Mechanics book that is currently out of print. Not sure of the Copyright status So if there is a problem I will Remove the Pictures from my end... Enjoy
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Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:01 pm
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Cool, from the era of the classic tear drop longboard shape !

. .. . . before it was ruined by noseriding.

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Here's another one from PM for a hollow paddleboard.

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Looks allot like some of the modern stuff.

If I remember correctly, it seems like they left out a couple of measurements in the plans. I think it was the spacing of the ribs?


Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:32 pm
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Very cool, it reminds me of a canoe my brother and I built with my father from a pop mechanics plan as a youngster, just about drowned the lot of us. All good fun.

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Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:10 pm
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Great stuff Bryan!

I have some plans that someone scanned and sent to me free from another site. They are two sets of plans: 1937 Popular Mechanics; and an improved version from Popular Science 1939. These are scans he made from the actual books. These plans are both by Tom Blake. The "Hollow Hawaiian
Surfboard".

If anyone is interested send me a pm and I can pass them along. They are huge files and not sure about the copyright issues as Bryan brings up. I can try and make into a .pdf if I get some time this week. Thanks for reminding me I had them Bryan.

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Here's an Australian variant of the Tom Blake Paddle board from around 1945.
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I borrowed this one from the Pods for Primates Website.
http://www.surfresearch.com.au
Lots of good information hidden in this website.


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Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:59 pm
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Excellent stuff.

Those boards were surfboards by the way, not just paddleboards.

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Here's the July 1937 Popular Mechanics magazine article of Tom Blake's Paddle board courtesy of the folks at http://www.wetsand.com
there is an article also on the Making of a Paddleboard.http://www.wetsand.com/article.asp?locationid=5&resourceid=2151&ProdId=0&CatId=1043&TabID=850&SubTabID=1043

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Why keep calling it a paddleboard when Tom himself calls it a surfboard ?

To me it's an important point because I have discovered over the years that people think that any large wooden board with an extreme pintail is only a paddleboard, which is very sad as the extreme pintail is by far the best tail for big wooden surfboards.. .. .. . in fact the only way to get a very large wooden board to turn well is by using an extreme pintail in the planshape, it's even more important than rocker in big boards.

In very large boards the wide tailed Malibu or noserider shape becomes completely useless for surfing, and is only good for paddling, so people have it completely back to front.

Tom's pintail design is a great surfboard !


PS In the article by Frank Follmer and Tom Riley the pintailed board is described as a surfboard and the wide tailed board is described as a paddleboard, NOT the other way around.

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