My biggest concern with the glue rib tabs is that if one breaks loose I will have to take the whole deck apart to get it out and repaired. Maybe this hasn't ever happened? Remember, this is my first build and trying to do it correctly.
Post by TimelessSurf on Jun 25, 2012 23:20:38 GMT -5
Well, if you do install the tabs you have less of a chance of the seam breaking loose, and if it DID break loose I would think that it would only break one bond and not both, so you wouldn't have it rattling around inside there or anything. You can use a 1/4" square tab that is long enough to run from the spine to the outer rail strips (or close to it) making it bend to follow the contour of the top of the rib. This will give a lot of glue area. I have made a lot of boards without using the tabs, but for longevity sake, I would recommend adding them....
And then I had this idea. Let me know if this has been done. Since I have two vented leash plugs I thought why not use them to hold my paddle and use the paddle as my board handle.
My uli sup has this since it is a inflatable. This way I won't have to drill into my board for a handle. I will still put a leash plug in the rear for a leash and I have the block in place should I need to drill a handle.