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Cedar Strip Stand Up Paddleboard

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Project by Corec posted 07-22-2021 10:14 PM 1329 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a cedar strip SUP as a birthday present for my wife! It was somewhat terrifying putting it in the water for the first time, but it floats!

Design by https://jarvisboards.com/.

Built with a 5mm underlayment skeleton, 5/16” western red cedar strips, and 6oz fiberglass.





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#1 posted 07-22-2021 10:32 PM

What a Beauty!! Awesome job…

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 07-22-2021 11:06 PM

beautiful board,well done.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 07-23-2021 12:30 AM

Dang! That is fantastic! You really knocked it out of the park!

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#4 posted 07-23-2021 01:33 AM

Very cool. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 07-23-2021 03:37 AM

great job.
Chuck

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#6 posted 07-23-2021 05:40 AM

She’s a beauty…and the SUP is nice too.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#7 posted 07-23-2021 10:45 AM

Very cool!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 07-23-2021 03:15 PM

So, what does it weigh? Did you look at the Chesapeake Light Craft plans/kits? I have built two CLC kayaks and was planning to go with a kit from Jarvis or CLC. THEN, I watched the ease of transport for the inflatables and began to question a solid/rigid strip built. Post build, what are your thoughts on the Jarvis kit. Any thoughts welcome. Great work! Best, Brian

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Corec

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#9 posted 07-23-2021 04:17 PM



She s a beauty…and the SUP is nice too.

- awsum55

I walked right into that one, didn’t I?

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Corec

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#10 posted 07-23-2021 04:38 PM



So, what does it weigh? Did you look at the Chesapeake Light Craft plans/kits? I have built two CLC kayaks and was planning to go with a kit from Jarvis or CLC. THEN, I watched the ease of transport for the inflatables and began to question a solid/rigid strip built. Post build, what are your thoughts on the Jarvis kit. Any thoughts welcome. Great work! Best, Brian

- woodetal

It’s 44 pounds, which is comparable to the plastic boards I see at Bass Pro. Jarvis advertises it at 28 pounds if I remember correctly, but I mathed it out at one point and that appears to be unachievable if you follow the directions as written, even with a super light wood like paulownia. To get there, you’d have to use dangerously thin strips and 4oz glass.

I’d give the Jarvis plans a solid 3 out of 5. The instructions are lacking, and the plans have at least one obvious error (extra frame, plus one frame that doesn’t feel right and causes a weird concave bend). The rails require some pretty serious twist that was hard to make but doable with strips (no way with a solid rail). Jarvis was non-responsive to questions. I guess you get what you pay for, which was $20 for PDF plans that I plotted at work and cut out with a jig saw. If you’re a woodworker (I’m an amateur), you’ll be able to figure it out.

However, the end product is very nice, so I can’t complain too much. That epoxy glides super smooth and fast on the water compared to the plastic and inflatable boards. I wish it had a little bit more nose rocker to get over waves on the lake. The arched deck is also very cool looking, but it sure makes the stripping harder and a flat surface to stand on might be nice (but isn’t really noticeable).

Transportability is probably the best reason to go to a iSUP. At about 33” wide, It takes up a lot of space on a roof rack. But they don’t have quite the same wow factor.

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Eric

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#11 posted 07-23-2021 10:24 PM

Great job, and a beautiful looking craft, and wife. I bet you scored many points with that one.

Been reading up on these, I have found most are glassed with 4 oz. Some use wider planks on the top and bottom and strips on the rails.

How many hours did you put into the build?

In the 4th photo showing the strips glued to the fishbone, is that the bottom side of the board? It looks like the top has the more rounded edge, which seems odd when you think about watercraft.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Corec

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#12 posted 07-23-2021 11:39 PM



Great job, and a beautiful looking craft, and wife. I bet you scored many points with that one.

Been reading up on these, I have found most are glassed with 4 oz. Some use wider planks on the top and bottom and strips on the rails.

How many hours did you put into the build?

In the 4th photo showing the strips glued to the fishbone, is that the bottom side of the board? It looks like the top has the more rounded edge, which seems odd when you think about watercraft.

- Eric

Yes, on the cross section, the top is arched and the bottom is flat. The arch where it comes down to meet the sides is an awfully tight curve to bend around and twist into place at the ends.

Wider boards would have been an exceptional idea due to the time savings on the strips. I could only do 4 to 6 strips/day and it’s eighty-something strips total. That was a schedule killer. Check out the how they do it at http://sliverpaddleboards.com/. I like that approach a lot better.

It was maybe 150 hours over the course of 4 months? I was tracking it for a while and lost count. You could save a ton of time with wider strips.

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#13 posted 07-23-2021 11:59 PM

I have looked close at silver paddle. I like the strip plank look better. But I do like his idea of using 2×6 stock over the 1x stock.

That’s a lot of hours.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#14 posted 07-30-2021 04:16 PM

Wow!

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#15 posted 07-30-2021 09:46 PM

I would have lost patience at the 40hr mark. Impressive, very nice work. My wife and I are outdoors people… Love it!!

-- I haven't changed... but I know I'm not the same.

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