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First SUP build.

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Created by sgo > 9 months ago, 28 Nov 2014
sgo
VIC, 64 posts
28 Nov 2014 2:47PM
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I thought I'd join the crowd and give SUP a go.
Tried a few boards and decided I needed something 8'10" X 30" X 4" and about 145 litres.
My mal is 8' X 24" , does everything I want, so will use that template stretched out to 8' 10".
Bought a block of EPS foam and away we go.
Using the bottom curve and thickness template to cut the blank profile, one of these will be used as a stringer.










sgo
VIC, 64 posts
28 Nov 2014 3:05PM
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Glued in the stringer then on to shaping.




Some carbon added to the rails


Fin box holes routed out


1 layer glass and wood veneer vacuumed to deck.

Vent, plug and handle fitted to deck, to be covered by next layer of cloth.

Glassing finished and ready for some paint.


Used up the remainder of my yellow paint on bottom and rails ready to hit the water.

First time out and caught a wave

Don't laugh, I'm still on L plates.






































rahams
NSW, 544 posts
28 Nov 2014 4:40PM
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sgo said..
I thought I'd join the crowd and give SUP a go.
Tried a few boards and decided I needed something 8'10" X 30" X 4" and about 145 litres.
My mal is 8' X 24" , does everything I want, so will use that template stretched out to 8' 10".
Bought a block of EPS foam and away we go.
Using the bottom curve and thickness template to cut the blank profile, one of these will be used as a stringer.











gday looks good what glue did u use on the stringer?

sgo
VIC, 64 posts
28 Nov 2014 5:28PM
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Used the epoxy resin mix as used to glass the board, left overnight to go off.

magillamelb
VIC, 612 posts
28 Nov 2014 5:41PM
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Nice work!

rahams
NSW, 544 posts
28 Nov 2014 5:42PM
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sgo said..
Used the epoxy resin mix as used to glass the board, left overnight to go off.


cheers mate . have fun on that.

Ted the Kiwi
NSW, 14256 posts
28 Nov 2014 6:42PM
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Certainly not an L Plater with regard to your board building skills. Great work n thanks for posting.

Kami
1335 posts
28 Nov 2014 5:06PM
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You desserve to ride this beautiful board as good as you master the building



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