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5 Surfboards (Pub. No. 5013)

(For Surf, Paddle or Sail)
5 SURFBOARDS: A 13'9" Hollow Surfboard, A Paddle Surfboard, an Aquaplane, A Laminated Surfboard, and A Child's Surfboard
Designed for all-round use, the streamline hollow surfboard carries two persons easily and the other 4 designs provide a variety of other options.

8 pages, 3 plate(s)

Spooker--A Sailing Paddleboard (Pub. No. 5045)

by C.W. Wilson and J. Kimber

Aerodynamically speaking, the rig tt shown here is the latest word. Economically speaking, it was designed to fit any conventional paddleboard and to cost less than $10. The board to which the rig was fitted cost less than $20 for materials. Thirty dollars! Did anyone ever get under sail for less?

11 pages, 2 plate(s)

Fun Fish (Pub. No. 5140)

by Hal Kelly

A l4-foot sailboat you can build in 50 hours including the sails. She’ll plane in a ten-knot breeze!

From stem to stern, Fun-Fish is just what her name implies. She makes small boat sailing a real joy. Easy to handle, she will plane in even a slight breeze. She also takes kindly to car-top travel: is stored easily during off-season.

12 pages, 2 plate(s)

Build a Surf-Sail-Ice Boat (Pub. No. 5190)

by C. T. Allen

Without a doubt you can have a whale of a lot of fun with this little craft, using it as a sailboat, paddleboard, sunbathing raft, aquaplane and, yes, even as an Iceboat, The fact is, my family and I had so much fun with it on the lake last summer that we hated to lay it up for the winter. So that’s why I developed the extra iceboat frame structure shown, which turns this craft into an all-year-around fun boat. "Surf-Sail", as she is called, handles like any sailboat. It tacks nicely, comes about readily and points well into the wind. Of course, she’s no luxury cruiser, so either wear a pair of bathing trunks or expect to get your pants wet when you use it on the lake in the summertime. You’ll find that "Surf-Sail" is easy to build (it took me only 30 hours) and even with the iceboat frame and runners added, it should cost comparatively little, even if you add the iceboat conversion. The conversion unit will be a good investment, however, if you live in a northern clime.

16 pages, 5 plate(s)

Just-For-Fun--A Take-Along 10-Footer (Pub. No. 5259)

 Whether you’re off for an afternoon at the beach or an extended vacation tour, "Just-For-Fun" should be riding along on the cartop carriers, ready for launching at your favorite lake or river. You can build the plywood hull in two weeks of your spare time and rig it with lightweight plastic sails. A roll of clear plastic material will provide two suits of sails that are easy to make and repair and, unlike sailcloth, allow unrestricted vision for greater safety.

8 pages, 4 plate(s)

Surfboard/Wakeboard (Pub. No. 5461)

by Norman Phillips

Flabbergasted by the prices I they ask for high-quality surfboards? Well, labor accounts for up to three-fourths of the cost and it’s possible to save that much by building your own. It’s also possible to make a double-purpose board that can be used to ride the ocean surf or the wake behind a boat. The only difference between a wakeboard and a surfboard is that the wakeboard requires a little more buoyancy. Wake riding usually is done in fresh water, which has somewhat less buoyancy than salt. Also, the wake behind a boat has less turbulence than even a small ocean wave and therefore provides less support. In determining the finished size, then, a double-purpose board should be one size larger than that normally recommended for ocean surfing. Board size, of course, depends on the surfer’s weight. For example,a 9-ft., 6-in, board is the accepted standard for a man weighing 160 lbs. If a man of that weight wants a double-purpose board, he should go to a 9-ft., 8-in, size. One more tip about size: remember that you will grow. A teenager who has reached his full height will continue to put on weight and someone in his 30’s will gain quite a bit by the time he reaches 40. Probably the 9-ft. 8-in. and the 10-ft. board are the two most popular sizes and will have the best resale value .

8 pages, 1 plate(s)

Build the Jumper Sailboard (Pub. No. 5485)

by G.K. Brannen

It's small and easy to build, but this 13.5 footer is a giant of a boat in the fun department. Two weekends and you'll be all set for summer sailing.

Board sailing is the opposite of yachting. It's wile, wet, close-to-the-water sailing. The proper uniform is a bathing suit. If you're one of those who enjoy skimming along only inches above the water on a slim speedy board, then Jumper is bound to arouse your enthusiasm. It's 131/2 feet of pure sailing fun. And in spite of the trim lines, it's an easy boat to build.

6 pages, 3 plate(s)

Surfboard Sailing Boat (Pub. No. 5679)

by Edson I. Schock

To get the most fun for your money you can’t miss with this slippery little 12’ bathing-suit sailer.

This little boat is not suitable for use as an ironing board, although she resembles one. Neither is she a surfboard. In reality she is a very small and narrow inland-lake scow, and if we can believe what we read about these scows she should be fast.  She is a simple boat, easy to build, light enough to be trailered about by one person, and more fun than any other type of sail, if you do not mind getting wet.

12 pages, 3 plate(s)

Build a simple Sailing Surfboard (Pub. No. 5689)

by Winton P. McMillen

As graduates of St. Petersburg’s Optimist Club Pram Fleet, one of many small sailing schools in Florida, two 15-year-olds named Carol Nicholson and Louise Lenderman couldn’t stand the prospect of being beached for the summer. Though they’d passed the age where they had access to.the club’s sailing prams, they decided they were going to sail even if they had to build a craft of their own— and they did!  Looking for something “small and inexpensive, just in case we make mistakes,” the girls settled on a sailing surfboard 10 feet long and two feet wide with a maximum depth of six inches. Capable of supporting over 450 pounds, the board can be used for play in the surf or completely rigged for sail in a minute. Despite its size, it weighs only 35 pounds without sailing gear.

16 pages, 4 plate(s)

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