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Airfoil

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Building a Sliver 11’4”
« on: September 26, 2021, 08:05:19 PM »
So far I love the kit. You’re on your own for the skins either build in strips or laminate on a workbench and then glue it down in one piece.  I have a 7 1/2 inch fin box but they call for 10” not sure why would that be a concern? I am planning to start resawing and ripping strips from 12 foot two by sixes sold at Home Depot $50 a piece for [/img]beautiful Cedar
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Re: Building a Sliver 11’4”
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2021, 11:22:09 PM »
Looks like a fun project. Try and rip the cedar thin as will work to keep the weight down. When building a paddleboard, going as light as possible is always shoot for. 
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Re: Building a Sliver 11’4”
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2021, 01:45:46 PM »
Looking good!

Only reason to go for a 10" box is to give you options later. If you're happy with the shorter, you'll be fine.

I would echo the view to go as thin as possible. You can always glass the inside for more strength if needed. I had my first board on the thicker end, thinking I could sand it down thinner but didn't. It ended up a fair old weight!

 


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