New Boards

Wave 8’10″x29″  – 14 lb New design, 9’10″x30.5″ for bigger people, or someone wanting a stable yet very maneuverable board. This board picks up waves very easily, and has great speed for playing through closeout sections.  

Centerboard top cap and manufacturer plate new back up teak

The pictures show the new centerboard trunk cap. The old teak wood plate holding the manufacturer plate was pretty bad so a new thicker teak plate was put in place.  The new centerboard works great, the building effort definitely paid off.

Drascomber Lugger. Project started fall 2016.

This lugger was rescued from a jungle of overgrowth. Her previous owner  had taken good care of her, but age and health issues meant the boat fell into disrepair and abandon. He later passed on, and as a promise to his son, I will record the improvements we we go. Lola is now sailing and […]

Mast top modification and Spectra rigging

The original stainless wire shrouds and forestay where connected by this ring, and kept in place by a large bronze cotter pin. All where discarded and replaced with spectra rigging. The goal was to eliminate as much metal as possible and replacing it with the spectra correspondent diameter line. It features almost double the breaking […]

Drascombe refit and some modifications

A Flared end stainless tube used as a control arm with Spectra Line going through, allows it to hinge on both ends. The tube is 8 cm diameter so it easily fits into the centerboard slot.  

Squid Designs PREDATOR

The Brainchild of John Dornellas, with input from pro spearfisherman Cameron Kirkconnell. They wanted a paddleboard to go spearfishing big fish.  The result is what we believe is the solution to many pratical needs while on the water. Ability to anchor, board that is quiet in the water,  light, fast, and the abiliy to carry […]

Squids on the podium!

Conratulations Ian McFarland, for a 1st place in the C to C 11 mile race Ian Used the 14′ squid. “I even passed a 4 man canoe, and a dory.” According to Ian, ” this board just surfs the waves effortlessly and keeps momentum for so long.  It is so stable and easy to paddle.” […]

Some technical details

Avoiding delamination and warping of your board As we pull out our band new board and go play in the water, we rarely think just how much stress is at play both outside and inside the board. Nowadays, most boards that will cost over $1000 reach that price because of the type of construction and […]

Racing SUP

Wood Sandwich Construction. $2,200.00 – $3,400.00 Order Here Wood composite sandwich is used as an integral part of the board’s structure, giving the SUP unmatched performance and reflex return that no foam, pvc or urethane can duplicate. Designed by Tinho Dornellas and entirely built in the USA, with American made materials. Tinho’s “squid” concept is […]

Recreational Boards

Wood Sandwich Constuction. $ 1,795.00 – $1,895.oo Order Here Wood composite sandwich is used as an integral part of the board’s structure, giving the SUP unmatched performance and reflex return that no foam, pvc or urethane can duplicate. The sandwich construction gives you a light strong board that does not vibrate and slow down when […]