Stand Up Paddleboards

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Project by drbones posted 03-13-2012 10:47 AM 1609 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these stand up paddle boards from semi kit forms which i custom modified. They are made of 3mm plywood skins over a frame and laminated with fiberglass. One is 14’ 6” the other 12’ 6”. I inlayed shirt fabric in the fiberglass for the designs.
Now I’m just waiting for summer so my wife and I can use them.

-- Its' better to wear out than to rust out!

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 11:58 AM

Interesting. How where the frames constructed?

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 12:10 PM

the frames were cut out on cad/cam (that is the “kit” part)

-- Its' better to wear out than to rust out!

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 02:56 PM

Looks really good. which kit did you use? would you use it again or try someone else?

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 04:12 PM

Nice job, whats that white stuff? LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-13-2012 05:33 PM

the kit comes from chesapeak light craft. the white ring is a waterproof hatch. i would definitely use them again.

-- Its' better to wear out than to rust out!

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#6 posted 03-14-2012 02:32 AM

Really nice looking craft. Where is the seat?

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#7 posted 03-14-2012 11:35 AM

My niece bought one of these. I think she payed nearly $2k for it. I would love to see some photo’s of the build. If you’ve got them please add them to the post.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#8 posted 03-14-2012 01:30 PM

Great looking paddleboards, now if you put some snowboard boot holders on them, you could use them
right away instead of waiting for that white stuff to melt. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 04-04-2012 11:59 PM

Great job, great info. I’ve been thinking of making one & am gathering info. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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