View Full Version : Vitog Nomad Dive Board
05-15-2012, 06:41 PM
I just picked this up the other day off of Craigslist the other day. From what I understand these were made in the 70's and 80's and are known as paddle boards or dive boards. This one is made by Vitog which I think bought Malotte in the 80's. The owners were really cool! They invited me to have a few BL's and dinner and had me stay in their travel trailer for the night! Really cool for sure! I paid 75 which I think was well worth it and considering the sellers hospitality double so. It needs a little work mainly a spot on the keel on the aft that is about an inch is worn through the glass. I'm sanding it and getting it prepped for a patch and today and I have the polyester resin and cloth to do it up. I've never worked with glass but have done a little carbon fiber project before. I think I will do just fine with it! I'm taking photo's throughout the restoration process. Here are the first photos! Any comments, advice and questions are welcome!
05-16-2012, 08:39 AM
looks great man..nice little sit on top hull you have.
make sure that as you prepare the board you eithe rad some foam to the inside or have a good bailer and emergency sponge..the inside of SoT hulls can take on a lot of water in rough seas.
enjoy the project and then the fruits
05-16-2012, 05:51 PM
Thanks! I think I'll merge this with the thread Fiberglass Kayak and Paddleboard Restoration...
05-22-2012, 10:00 PM
very nice, I know a few people with these, myself included. they work great but water can still get in under the hatch. wear your weight belt and dont put it in the hatch it can break it open if you role. keep us posted with the repair. I need some ideas to fix the cracks in mine. good luck
05-29-2012, 06:43 PM
That thing looks awesome. Suggest you track down some good kayak float bags AND a bilge pump as part of your practical rehab. All that hatch space is good but take a wave into an open one and that thing's a goner without enclosed floatation within.
05-29-2012, 09:26 PM
I recall wanting one of those really badly as a teenager to dive off of. I had completely forgotten about them existing until this thread. Brings back a lot of memories! And I agree - put some floatation in that thing.
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