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redesign the flat deck into dugout?
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:08:21 AM »
Any comments if would work (volume/design/overall performance wise) if I would get used flat deck all-rounder (exp.404 V3, boga typhoon), cut/open top whole length and adding nose volume, side walls and adding tail volume by closing it (like One SUP EVO pro or Infinity downtown dug out) to create dug out all-rounder. Off course with some drain holes.
Reason: this way I would avoid making new rocker and bottom design, due to lack of knowledge. 

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Re: redesign the flat deck into dugout?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 04:47:07 AM »
To be clear, you are saying take a board like pictured below and convert it to a sunken deck.
When I hear 'all around' I think old school longboard shape...
http://pushheretosavealife.com/
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Re: redesign the flat deck into dugout?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 05:08:37 AM »
U r correct... something like this.

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Re: redesign the flat deck into dugout?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 05:19:01 AM »
How are your glassing skills, tools and work space? That's a lot of board and a very complex shape to glass with the dugout.

Are you not near a CNC? I'd say it'd be easier to start fresh from a cut blank if you can. Reshapes are hard work in my experience. Personally, I'll never do one again. I can build from scratch faster and easier myself. Same price too once you buy the donor and supplies in most cases I'd bet.

You sure you don't want a nice 6'0" shortboard? ;)

But as is the way of the shape shack, good luck and post pics. We will be with you all the way if you take it on.

Tall Dude, you wanna speak to this one? I've never tackled a board this big.

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Re: redesign the flat deck into dugout?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 06:24:54 AM »
  If you know how to glass the hardest part will probably be shaping. Keeping the standing area level and symmetrical is harder than it sounds.

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Re: redesign the flat deck into dugout?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 06:28:10 AM »
don't waste your time it will cost far more and look twice as bad as if you start from scratch. If you can get a cnc blank cut and if not you can get the rocker and out line cut very accurately just using some templates. The hardest part is the glassing so if you are fine with that you shouldn't have to many problems

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Re: redesign the flat deck into dugout?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 09:02:21 AM »
My buddy dug out his custom Hovie board and it worked amazing, but that's only because it was excessively thick to begin with, and he didn't have to add any additional volume to the rails or nose.

Some others in my area have dug two miniature wells, just the size of each foot, where they normally stand. No drain holes or anything since it's such a small volume it doesn't really matter if they fill with water. It looks wacky but it supposedly works great, as long as you don't need to stand in an offset stance or something. Worth a try if you don't care about butchering the board.
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Re: redesign the flat deck into dugout?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 06:13:59 AM »
OK. 1st step... board purchased. It's 2015 Boga Typhoon Team 14x25,5. The board is 'well used' and took me 2h to repair the dings so butchering it wont hurt so much.
I also did 100km this week with it and I like the glide and its pretty quick considering its width and plenty of stability for any chop:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2655477835
Step 2: So, I talk to a guy who will do the reshape and plan is to cut open the whole top side with knife na than cut foam with hot wire for accuracy of standing area. Than adding drainage tubes.  After, adding new nose and tail volume and side walls.  Finally glassing.

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Re: redesign the flat deck into dugout?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 07:32:55 AM »
Do it. Resurrecting an older, less appealing board is great for the environment and expands your design knowledge. A little personal R & D is educational and rewarding. I just picked up an old unlimited that had a blown out rail from being left in the sun. Someone did a fugly bad repair on it, so no one had paddled it for the past few years. I rescued it, and it's going to get a full makeover. I'm going to do a nose job, a little liposuction, and tighten up the tail. Then a full body spray, for a brand new look. She's going to be sexier than ever, and I'll be excited to go paddling on my newly upgraded rocket ship:)