Results by tag: homebuilt

Rudders - at last a manufacturer takes 'em seriously...

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 06:44 |

Rudders are a critical part of any boat’s design – and in my opinion many of the rudders on surfskis are sub-optimal, to put it mildly.  But at last a manufacturer has got off their butt to offer a wide range of rudders for different conditions.

Gerard de Gannes Wood Ski – Trinidad

Monday, 11 October 2010 17:23 |

When retired teacher Gerard de Gannes joined the Trinidad surfski club after recovering from a stroke, he found that the constant swimming and remounting wasn’t as much fun as he’d been lead to believe…


"450 Class" Surfski

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:13 |

[Editor: we quite often hear from smaller paddlers (especially women) that skis are too long and difficult to handle.  Is there place for a “450 Class”  in our sport?]


That Rudder – Positive Caster or Canted Axis?

Saturday, 10 July 2010 21:08 |

[Editor: Phillip Nye writes to say that Johan van Blerk’s rudder may well work – but it’s not a “Positive Caster” rudder]

Pimp My Ski - Mods to the Red7

Sunday, 04 July 2010 16:33 |

Jamii Hamlin loves the Red7 Surf70 Pro and has made a number of customisations to his ski: footplate, rudders, wave deflector and seat have all been modified.


Rudders – all you wanted to know but were afraid to ask!

Thursday, 01 July 2010 17:37 |

"Nel" posted a comment to my review of the EOS to the affect that it would be good if we did an article of rudder design.  The topic being an area of interest to me and having experimented with rudders and fins over many years I needed no second invitation.

Ski Mods - the Things People do to their Surfskis!

Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:07 |

From deck lines to a head mounted drinking system...  Here are some ideas and mods sent in by Didier "Pimp my Ski" Plouhinec and David Grainger.


Solution – Shipping 21ft Skis in a 20ft Container

Tuesday, 20 October 2009 13:14 |

One of my favorite skits from the Not the 9 o’clock News UK TV Comedy Series involves an earnest-looking social worker being asked for her opinion on what needs to be done about soccer hooligans. “I know these kids,” she says, “I know their homes, their parents…” “… and the only thing to do is to cut their goolies off. Cut them off!”


The Science of Paddling Part 3 – The Rough Stuff

Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:44 |

Polish your surfski and go faster – or not? 

Dr. Shawn Burke Ph.D. looks at the science of hull surfaces, turbulence and drag reduction…

The Science of Paddling - Part I

Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:37 |

Why aren’t doubles twice as fast as single skis? If I lose weight, will I go faster?  For some answers to these vexed questions... read on!

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