Post by mikethelogger on Apr 5, 2012 1:50:11 GMT -5
Heya! been poking around the web looking for "do it yourself" wood board kits with legitimate shapes for a while now and it looks like your 9'2" classic hollow board is perfect, almost no rocker, some tail kick 3 inches thick and a nose concave! really love the whole classic Pig design. only one problem i might have with the 9'2", im a big guy 6'2" 230-240 pounds, my 10'0" donald takayama dt-2 "which has been re-glassed and is really really glass-heavy" doesnt float and paddle the way i want it to (im not all the way out of the water when sitting/paddling like a longboard should be ! so my concern is that i spend all the time, money, and effort making a board i "think" will float me, i want to know if the board can be "fattened" up a little maybe longer and a tiny bit thicker? so basically can the instructions be modified to fit the surfers size? i want to be able to knee paddle the board so float is a must, i can handle a very heavy board as long as it paddles/kneepaddles right! ;D
Post by vilanobeachsurf on Apr 5, 2012 8:31:11 GMT -5
With your size I would think that a 9'6" with 3 1/4" to 3 1/2" thickness might do the job. The 9'2" plans could just be blown up in printing process...say by 4% and just go for it! The stringer and ribs would all be proportionally larger and you are good to go.
Or you could ask Chad to blow up the plans and I'm sure he would do that for you!
Post by TimelessSurf on Apr 5, 2012 10:14:00 GMT -5
vilanobeachsurf is right! Either print the blueprints slightly larger or cut just a bit outside of the lines (1/8 - 1/4") to make it thicker (or do both) I can resize them for you or just tell the printer to enlarge them. for the 9'2" at 105% would be 110 inches x 1.05= 115" or 9'7"
Post by mikethelogger on Apr 5, 2012 10:57:40 GMT -5
thanks a lot for the very quick response(s)! well that sounds perfect then, now just to start gathering supplies/materials/tools, figure out what wood(s) i want to use (light and fairly cheap) most likely going to have a glassing co. do the glass job for me so i will be using re-purposed wood and pine most likely to keep the cost down! balsa - Paulownia seem to be the best choices but my wallet doesn't like those two tree's
been reading about pine and high quality cedar being good mediums for hollow/ribbed surfboards but talks about added weight, like i said before i can handle a really heavy board if it floats awesome and keeps me out of the water while knee paddling, so not quite sure on what materials i want to use, but im sure you guys know what works and what doesn't! so ill be around researching and seeing what most people complete the boards with thanks again!
any suggestions welcome ;D
" Hey Whats that!? I think its a shark... "Really? should we move or go in? that fins huge!" Nah only short boarders are really in the water anyway! CHancE-UM!