Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Casper the mini simmons

Below are a few pics of Casper. Casper is a six foot
dual keeled hydrodynamic planing hull made
of styrofoam and epoxy. We heard stories about
Simmons building two 6 foot boards out of
Styrofoam and riding them at Windansea
many years ago. Inspired by these accounts
In 2006 I got together with John Elwell and Joe Bauguess
and we decided to build a similar board using dimensions
from Elwell's original 9 foot balsa dual keeled
Simmons board. Joe Bauguess shaped Casper
from a block of Styrofoam generously provided
by Mike Eaton. More on Casper and his
offspring later...

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