Hello to everyone! My wife and I learned to SUP on the Colorado river in Moab (part of our honey moon) and had a blast, ever since I planned to build a couple of boards. Six months ago I purchased the 11' SUP plans from Timeless Surf Co. For the past six months I have been buying tools and setting up a shop in my basement. I've read every build thread on this forum and watched countless YouTube videos learning as much as possible before I began my building journey. I also want to build a surf board and learn to surf before I turn 40 in 1.5 years. I think it would be awesome to learn on a board that I built. Are there any plans available from Timeless Surf Co. that would make a good beginner board? I know absolutely nothing about surfing any help would be appreciated.
Now if I can just keep my weekend snowboarding trips to Colorado at a minimum I will be able to finish these boards before spring.
I decided from the start to make more than one board so it made sense to me to turn the blueprints into templates and trace them onto the plywood. This way the can be used again and again. I glued the blueprints to a double layer of poster board to make them rigid. I laminated the top with clear contact paper to protect the templates.
By the way, either the 9'2" performance longboard or 9'2" cedar classic glide longboard would be a great board to learn to surf on.
Thanks! I will look into those plans for sure. Started the rocker jig last night hopefully I will finish it tonight. Is 48" too wide for the rocker jig/table.? Boards are already cut so that's what I will go with for now, I can always go shorter.
Post by vilanobeachsurf on Jan 26, 2013 9:56:13 GMT -5
1974, my rocker table is about 27" wide at the outside. 4' wide could be a problem when it comes time to clamp, but anything can be worked out...here is a photo of the rocker table. Basically a very narrow table (12") with cross pieces to build the rocker...very flintstone example here, others have built very re-usable tables.
So far I have used 2 12ft 2x4's, 12 8ft 2x4's, 16ft of 3/8" all thread cut into 12" chunks and 48 3/8" nuts. This over sized table got out of control! It measures 12ftx4ft. Any how i adjusted the rocker and am ready to start gluing ribs next week.