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No Wind... DIY

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Created by olskool 4 months ago, 23 May 2018
olskool
QLD, 846 posts
23 May 2018 6:13PM
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Hi Crew, so ive been back sailboarding 18months now. Still TOTALLY OBSESSED. I get to sail 3times a week on average. So the last 2 weeks of no wind here at GB has driven me nuts. Gotta do something sailboardin orientated. Its a MUST. What to do????? Didnt like the look of one of my boards. Plain blue.... So i masked the board up n sprayed with Rustoleum Key Lime then clear.Ripped the tape off n WHAMMO!!! A whole new look!!! My sailboarding itch soothed for another day...
AAAAHHHHH!!
Im sure itll hammer now!!

WHAT DO 'YOU' DO WHEN THERES NO WIND

grich62
QLD, 491 posts
23 May 2018 6:36PM
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you go north you noddy ,bowen has been blowen
ps nice paint job

seanhogan
2928 posts
23 May 2018 5:53PM
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nice job !
my first lightwind board !! circa 2000
Then handed it to the kids to learn on, added a rubber pad on it for them




Imax1
VIC, 1485 posts
23 May 2018 8:24PM
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Funky , did u leave the other side for the next wind drought ?

olskool
QLD, 846 posts
23 May 2018 8:54PM
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Imax1, yeah dude. Portside n a great big white canvas on the underside to cover. Hoping for wind coz i dont have a design.

olskool
QLD, 846 posts
23 May 2018 9:05PM
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Seanhogan, nice work! Yep its an old board. Hard to find info on. But rides great as a stepdown from reaching on a longboard.

Paducah
175 posts
23 May 2018 8:59PM
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During our no wind spells, I've been cutting off the useless noses of old boards. Now, they fit in the van, don't puncture the foot of the sail and, otherwise, don't seem to have any ill effects.

MarkSSC
QLD, 327 posts
23 May 2018 11:12PM
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olskool said..
Imax1, yeah dude. Portside n a great big white canvas on the underside to cover. Hoping for wind coz i dont have a design.

If you paint the underside then you will have to get some 'air time' to show it off. No good just rolling it over on the beach for us to see, time for some radical looping.

Mastbender
1777 posts
24 May 2018 2:52AM
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Paducah said..
During our no wind spells, I've been cutting off the useless noses of old boards. Now, they fit in the van, don't puncture the foot of the sail and, otherwise, don't seem to have any ill effects.


That's a very smart thing to do, and you're correct, no ill effects, also no more boom slams on the nose just to smash the nose up over and over again. Done it to several boards over the years, I also think it speeds up the board a bit. "Flip tips" as we called them here in the states, didn't last all that long as a popular shape, cut those things off for an improvement, square or rounded corners on the nose doesn't really matter, personal preference only.

olskool
QLD, 846 posts
13 Jun 2018 7:57AM
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Hey Crew, still no wind. 2weeks since i last sailed. Forgive me MAUI for i have sinned......
So this weeks tweak
Daughters surfboard with rubbish artwork.
So i rubbed it back n removed artwork. We masked it up. Sprayed on some of her favourite colour.
WHAMMMO!!! A whole new lookin ride.
(artwork n creations by DARKART) When will the wind return? What will come of my board collection? Planning an article on 10ft tinny tweaks. Tune in next week for the gripping 2nd episode - WINDSURFER STRANDED IN THE DOLDRUMS... Ep 3. How to interact with landlubbers.
BRING ON THE WIND!!!!

Windxtasy
WA, 3819 posts
13 Jun 2018 7:19AM
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much improved graphics on both boards. Well done!

Imax1
VIC, 1485 posts
13 Jun 2018 9:40AM
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Nice work .
Still no wind ????
Maybe V grip your other boom ?

olskool
QLD, 846 posts
13 Jun 2018 10:31AM
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Imax1 said..
Nice work .
Still no wind ????
Maybe V grip your other boom ?

Mmmm another useful idea.... no wind means im in the good books at home though. Bah!!!!
MY GIRLFRIEND SAID
IF I GO WINDSURFIN ONE MORE TIME,
SHE WILL LEAVE ME.......
GOSH.... I WILL MISS HER!!
Cmon MAUI send the wind.

Maddlad
WA, 263 posts
13 Jun 2018 11:13AM
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Good choice mate. Windsurfing gear lets you ride anytime and is way less expensive in the long run. :P

Mark _australia
WA, 18280 posts
13 Jun 2018 12:57PM
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No wind - experimenting making slot boxes for my forthcoming board build.....
Dunno if I can be bothered making 4 or 5 lol. But at least the inserts won't be able to rip out of these ones........





Shifu
QLD, 864 posts
13 Jun 2018 6:16PM
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Big guys should be working on fitness and diet in the off season. Drop 10kg, build more endurance and then tell me how awesome you feel on your first blast in September.

The rest of us can do diy.

Imax1
VIC, 1485 posts
13 Jun 2018 6:59PM
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Shifu said..
Big guys should be working on fitness and diet in the off season. Drop 10kg, build more endurance and then tell me how awesome you feel on your first blast in September.

The rest of us can do diy.


What , And ruin my winter plumage ?

olskool
QLD, 846 posts
13 Jun 2018 7:02PM
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Shifu,i lost 12kg just from sailboarding a few times a week for the last year. Cruisin at a lightweight 103kg now. My boardshorts all need suspenders . Haha. But yes match fitness suffers very quickly , if you dont get any TOW. Still amazes me how quickly forearms can pump solid if theyre not exercised frequently. Even a week off is noticable. Last year i didnt have an off season. Managed 83 days sailin from easter to sept. Me thinks not so this year.

olskool
QLD, 846 posts
13 Jun 2018 7:06PM
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Imax1 said
What , And ruin my winter plumage ?


Plumage??? Ahhh ok. Something like Big Bird?

R1DER
WA, 1124 posts
13 Jun 2018 7:37PM
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Mark _australia said..
No wind - experimenting making slot boxes for my forthcoming board build.....
Dunno if I can be bothered making 4 or 5 lol. But at least the inserts won't be able to rip out of these ones........






Are you making them from scratch? Can we have pics of the process progress???

Mark _australia
WA, 18280 posts
13 Jun 2018 8:49PM
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R1DER said..

Mark _australia said..
No wind - experimenting making slot boxes for my forthcoming board build.....
Dunno if I can be bothered making 4 or 5 lol. But at least the inserts won't be able to rip out of these ones........







Are you making them from scratch? Can we have pics of the process progress???


Yeah prolly


Will make new plug after that experiment, needs a smidge of refinement.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6286 posts
14 Jun 2018 10:19AM
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olskool said..
Hey Crew, still no wind. 2weeks since i last sailed. Forgive me MAUI for i have sinned......
So this weeks tweak
Daughters surfboard with rubbish artwork.
So i rubbed it back n removed artwork. We masked it up. Sprayed on some of her favourite colour.
WHAMMMO!!! A whole new lookin ride.
(artwork n creations by DARKART) When will the wind return? What will come of my board collection? Planning an article on 10ft tinny tweaks. Tune in next week for the gripping 2nd episode - WINDSURFER STRANDED IN THE DOLDRUMS... Ep 3. How to interact with landlubbers.
BRING ON THE WIND!!!!


Great job.. I wouldn't mind a sailboard that looked like that..

olskool
QLD, 846 posts
14 Jun 2018 6:03PM
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^^^ its so so easy. Fun as well. Rustoleum 2X paint. Dishwashing detergent. Google it. Nothing is safe from a spray can at home atm.

olskool
QLD, 846 posts
15 Jun 2018 4:38AM
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Shifu, so wheres your lightweight windless diy tutorial? Give us BIG GUYS something to aspire to...



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