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longhorizon
07-26-2015, 08:06 PM
I'm considering an SUP project...

I first started thinking about this seriously after reading the Wooden Boat article(s) on building the CLC kit board. Looking around further, there are quite a few options. The CLC is one; Glen L has a series of kits available though the planking is not pre-cut. I just found another site - Clearwood -that looks great. I'm disappointed that Grain doesn't make a kit for an SUP but I'm sure there are other companies I haven't looked at. Ideally, a week long 'build a board clinic' a la Grain would suit me well.

Any thoughts / suggestions? What has worked for you? I'd be especially grateful to hear from those that have (mostly) completed a project.

Thank you.

CK 17
07-26-2015, 09:40 PM
I built this one for my wife, it's the large one from CLC. Built from plans, not the kit. It's not the prettiest. It's hard chined, which makes the project real easy. It weighs 30 lbs. however she takes the dog, which is 60 lbs no problem. It's kind of beat up now. She uses it a lot. It's held up well.

this picture is before the deck pads were installed.

http://s20.postimg.org/oofw3q6gt/image.jpg

Les R Forgue
08-04-2015, 05:43 PM
SUP does not need to happen on a board;
why not go with a complete canoe?
then one can take a rest from standing once in a while, and do so without getting wet.
Also better carrying stuff,
and passengers (dog or human) don't have to be on a board like survivors of a shipwreck, they can relax more comfortably.

Just a thought - (which I think every time I see a paddle board.)

Me I made myself a paddle as long as I am tall so that it can be used for SUP in a canoe; the same long paddle I also use for conventional (sit/kneel) paddling by placing the "top" hand way down the shaft instead of over the top. When not standing, you lose the verticalness of the paddle, so you do a "C" stroke (draw, forward, pry) to keep a straight track.

Andy Mcconkey
08-04-2015, 06:30 PM
You could try these guys: http://www.woodsurfboardsupply.com/

Or Fiberglass supply has kits. I paddled one of the FS boards. Paddled really nice. Kinda ugly, but so it goes.

James McMullen
08-04-2015, 07:32 PM
Fiberglass Supply has kits for hollow wooden SUP's (strip planked), hard-chined (s&g ply) and also foam blanks for conventional surfboard construction. They've got it all. Ask for Matt Weaver when you call.

Or for a completely different angle, Dave Gentry offers plans for a skin on frame SUP which is probably the cheapest of all.

Charlie Santi
08-04-2015, 10:30 PM
I am right now building a Glenn-l orca 12' board from their frame kit. Not a difficult build frame is well cut and went together well. I did the top with 1/4 x 1 1/2 red cedar, white pine, and redwood. I did use a cove and bead edge on the planking. The bottom will be 1/4" okoume plywood and red cedar for the side rails. I am using west system epoxy. The kids I am building it for want it for the 15th of August which should not be a problem.

switters
08-05-2015, 10:32 AM
I have the CLC instructions and frames but have had difficulty sourcing 3mm okume in CO, you probably dont have that problem in NY, but others reading this may want to consider.

I am also halfway through Dave Gentry Lanui, waiting on the fabric to show up, frames are cut. Pretty simple skin on frame project so far. I would have been done by now but when I get some time for building my girl wants to go paddle board on the beaters we bought last year.

paul oman
08-05-2015, 06:37 PM
I like the canoe post. I was checking the net for kayak seats and found a seat to use with a SUP - seems folks get tired of standing up.....

CK 17
08-07-2015, 04:29 PM
I would think a standing up on a paddle board is easier than standing up in a canoe.

DGentry
08-07-2015, 05:31 PM
I like the canoe post. I was checking the net for kayak seats and found a seat to use with a SUP - seems folks get tired of standing up.....
Yup.
http://gentrycustomboats.com/pics/0906131859a.jpg

switters
08-10-2015, 08:45 AM
I was at the boat ramp a few weeks ago and a gentleman was loading a pirogue, I think it may have been the 6 hour canoe. He had taken one of the plastic lawn chairs like Mr. Gentry is showing in the above picture an cut the legs down so they were only about 4 inches long, he said it worked great. I'm thinking of trying it for my pirogue.

Baltimore Lou
08-11-2015, 09:02 AM
Ive just completed the CLC Kaholo from plans, and two paddles - one for me and one for my wife and daughter (who are about the same height). We are leaving on Saturday to give it its maiden splash in the Adirondacks. It was a quick build and pretty straightforward. I'm looking forward to building a second one for the women if my wife has as much fun on it as I think she will.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1673/12542239/24668597/411561955.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1673/12542239/24668597/411561956.jpg

orbb
08-11-2015, 09:28 AM
This outfit sells CNC frame kits, which might make the process easier.

http://cedarboatworks.com/

Paul Denison
08-11-2015, 11:37 AM
It's surprising how much your feet hurt after an hour standing on a board.

Raka025
08-11-2015, 05:38 PM
I built an 11' 1/4" one from Timeless Surf Company (http://www.timelesssurfcompany.com/)

www.timelesssurfcompany.com

I bought the CNC backbone/sections. I used western red cedar strips. Glassed outside. I have one coat of varnish on it so I assume it will float. It came out looking nice but I would say a tad heavy - 45 lbs. But if you were taking a 60 lb dog along, it weighs nothing. I will assume it will be more a factor in carrying it. PM me an e-mail and I'll provide pictures if interested.

orbb
08-12-2015, 09:59 AM
It's surprising how much your feet hurt after an hour standing on a board.

I have heard that these provide a great core workout.

artif
08-12-2015, 03:50 PM
They sure do, if you push yourself a little, but you can have an easy time as well just cruising around.
Good paddling technique takes a while to get the hang of.

Matt young
08-13-2015, 02:05 AM
Hello,
I have built three SUPs to my own designs. I think the CLC boards are a solid good design, I prefer the 12' version. The Clearwood boards look great, again the 12' one for cruising and some great surfboard SUPs. I sit down and double paddle my by boards as much as I standup paddle them, I enjoy both methods equally. And standup paddling in a canoe is also fun. What I prefer with a SUP over a canoe is that I can jump off and swim whenever I want. Flop back on easily, lounge on the board and paddle away. I made a simple wooden seat for the boards that flips forward on the board out of the way for standup paddling. It can flip forward clipped together or the back and seat un clip and it lays flat. I have my first attempt of attaching a picture below, let my know how it looks. What I like about this seat is that it is higher and firmer then many nylon and foam seats. It is inspired by LFH's canoe seat. It is a very comfortable seat for me, the separate back panels really articulate very well while paddling.
https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a5d633b3127ccee98c18c19b4100000030O00AatXLNu2cuW gPbz4e/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00409967395520150813062022746.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/

Baltimore Lou
08-13-2015, 06:24 AM
Matt,
looks like a terrific board (and your picture came up beautifully)! Please explain the construction on the fore deck. Looks almost like a mast tabernacle.
Lou

MattSplatt
08-13-2015, 06:35 AM
That's fantastic, Matt. Looks like a true touring board.

Matt young
08-13-2015, 11:46 PM
Thanks Matt and Lou. That is a tabernacle, I am making a sail rig for the board, it is almost ready. I figure it is probably not the most ideal sailing hull, but it should be fun and its what I have. The tabernacle also doubles as the footrest while kayak paddling. I find the footrest very comfortable and helpful.

longhorizon
01-07-2016, 10:07 PM
Thank you all. Am delaying this project while working on the restoration of a open water rowing shell. You've given me a lot to think about. Thanks again.

Sliver
01-22-2016, 07:16 PM
I'm considering an SUP project...

I'm disappointed that Grain doesn't make a kit for an SUP but I'm sure there are other companies I haven't looked at. Ideally, a week long 'build a board clinic' a la Grain would suit me well.

Any thoughts / suggestions? What has worked for you? I'd be especially grateful to hear from those that have (mostly) completed a project.

Thank you.

There is a free tutorials section on my website that should guide you through the construction of a hollow wood paddle board that is built with the same style of construction as Grain Surfboards. The grain surf forum is another free source of information. http://sliverpaddleboards.com/tutorials/

keyhavenpotterer
01-23-2016, 03:47 AM
There is a free tutorials section on my website that should guide you through the construction of a hollow wood paddle board that is built with the same style of construction as Grain Surfboards. The grain surf forum is another free source of information. http://sliverpaddleboards.com/tutorials/

Beautiful boards, great website. Hollow cedar skin construction

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/v/t1.0-9/10527537_1523341417889537_2824818084806873444_n.jp g?oh=e91b308a2004165c00422ecfa6d4e7c8&oe=573F5A53

Sliver
01-23-2016, 11:22 AM
Thank-you!!

Matt young
01-24-2016, 11:49 AM
Here is an update on my SUP, sail setup. It has sailed well and is easy to manage. This sail is my first one very simple cheap (free from stuff I had laying around). It is great as a downwind rig and I even got some close reaches out of it, even though I did not really try to get proper shape in the cloth and the sail is fixed to the yard and boom. I think I just get lucky with how it sets sometimes. The tabernacle makes a decent breakwater, something that was a delightful surprise.

https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6df00b3127cceeb7ec1266f9e00000030O00AatXLNu2cuW gPbz4e/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00409967395520160122044231817.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/