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parrothead072

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Paddleboard Plans
« on: July 19, 2010, 12:30:44 PM »
Hello,
 I'm interested in building a wooden stand up paddleboard and there seems to be a lot of information on this site but I can't seem to find any free plans out there. Is there such an animal or should I just buy some plans? I would like to use the SUP in everything from flat water to some small waves in the Gulf of Mexico. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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Re: Paddleboard Plans
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 01:16:31 PM »
Check http://www.swaylocks.com/  There's a few guys who have build wooden standups that my be able to help.

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Re: Paddleboard Plans
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 02:58:03 PM »
The Tree to Sea forum is the source.  My plans are up there, along with many others.  Perhaps more importantly, some great build info with photos, disucussion, etc.

http://www.grainsurf.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=25&sid=36a430e3d268f52f971bcc193e603c00

http://www.grainsurf.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=554&start=0

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Re: Paddleboard Plans
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 07:25:06 PM »
Thanks for the info!!!!!

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Re: Paddleboard Plans
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 07:38:39 PM »
There's the CLC Kaholo.  It's mostly a distance board also available in plan and kit form.  I built one recently and modified it with a standard fin box for some riding options.


http://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/surf_boats/kaholo-stand-up-paddleboard.html

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Re: Paddleboard Plans
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 10:23:35 PM »
How's the performance of the Kaholo in ocean conditions?  Have you done any downwinders or races?  Great looking build, looks first class.  The fin box is a good idea...I always questioned the glass on twin fin set up on those.

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Re: Paddleboard Plans
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 09:25:28 PM »
Where I live on the Cen-Cal coast it's really consistently on shore this time of year.  But I may do an early AM short down coast run soon if the swell drops as expected.

First time in the water was Sat and I only did 2 mile checkout in 20 to 25 knot winds, the way back was a real grind but it would have been on any board.  I did a 4 mile work out Sunday and It's around 20% faster then my stock sized Starboard SUPer.  Not really fast fast but definitely touring fast like say a Bark Expedition fast.  This was on an estuary.  My initial impressions are less initial stability but more than adequate secondary stability compared to the all rounder style Starboard.  It takes a bit to get used to the roll but in reality it's really stable in side chop.

Andy, I have to say reading your board build and seeing the pics a few months back were really impressive and inspiring.  I wish I had the woodworking skill to make a board like yours.  In regards to the fin box I agree the twin skeg seemed pretty sketchy so I glassed a minimally dense redwood 2x4 mitered to receive the finbox onto the interior bottom and epoxied between bulkheads.  I think it's built pretty bomber.  The fin for the time being is a RFC 10" bamboo race weed as the kelp is really heavy this year.

Sorry for the thread jack.



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