Post by apauly1954 on Sept 11, 2011 6:30:59 GMT -5
I think that the tail & nose blocks should be around 2" or maybe at a pinch 2.5" each. So that would give you a finished length of 10'4" or 10'5" as long as you can get exactly 10' out of your decking/skin material. Although you could possibly build up & tail block to 3" or a little more. So have 2" nose block & 3" or 4" tailblock which would give you a 10'5" or 10'6" finish length.
I'm about to start a 10'6" SUP build & I'm intending to reduce the length a little with no spoon in the nose, reduce the tail rocker a bit & keep the width as it is. This is because I want a board for small waves & flat water cruising, be that lake, river or ocean.
Having said all that, I'm no expert, so you should take Chads advice as he knows these boards inside & out, after all he designed & builds them. I'm sure he'll respond to your post when he reads it.
Post by TimelessSurf on Sept 11, 2011 11:15:06 GMT -5
Pauly pretty much hit it on the nose! A tad bit of length lost won't be a big deal, but if you really need to make up the lost length, make your outer nose blocks about 1-2" and make up the rest in the tail block. You can get away with a 4" tailblock, just be sure the wood is light....