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  DIY touring SUP
  Posted by: Norwolf on Feb-20-14 8:47 PM (EST)

I plan to build my own touring SUP by "enhancing" a wind surfer board. The board is made of glass, 12' by 30 ". I plan to add 4" to the width, 3' to the length, 2" to thickness. I will attach a wood frame to the wind surfer board and marine plywood and glass it -- and i will try to follow the same lines as the wind surfer board.

Will this work? Or not. And why not?

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  Posted by: jbernard on Feb-21-14 7:19 PM (EST)
That sounds like it will be extraordinarily heavy.
  Posted by: Norwolf on Feb-24-14 1:26 PM (EST)
yeah, i was thinking the same thing ...
  How about this?
  Posted by: Kocho on Sep-01-14 6:08 PM (EST)
The other thread here about using a canoe as a SUP, your thread for using a surf board to DIY a SUP, and the fact that I have a stripped fiberglass shell of a canoe waiting for gunwales and some fiberglassing taking real estate in my backyard for 2 years now, just gave me an idea: remove 10" or so of the canoe sidewalls down from the gunwales, add some stringers along the length of the hull, get some pink construction foam to shape a deck and glass over it.

Effectively, it will convert a useless canoe hull into a potentially useful SUP...

I do wonder, however, why no one shapes SUPs like flattened canoes - probably because they won't paddle nearly as well as a purpose-built SUP hull. Or maybe SUP builders have not yet discovered how "optimized" canoes are ;)


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