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#12398504 - 08/23/17 08:05 PM Fishing SUP
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Been working on my SUP. 10 feet long and 32" wide. Have the bottom coated with epoxy graphite (black). Found that a white deck was a lot cooler than bare Kevlar/Graphite. So it is all white on top now.
Everything in the picture still weighs less than 20 lbs. One hand carry. For those hard to get to spots.
Well over 300 lbs floatation.
Catamaran, no skeg.
Note the padeyes on the back of the rod holders. Same fastener spacing as the rod holders.
Got the latch installed for it but still needs an SUP paddle.





Build log:
http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=244566&p=2245308#p2245308

Haven't decided on a seat yet.


Edited by RealBigReel (08/24/17 03:08 PM)
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#12399614 - 08/24/17 02:58 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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Very impressive! Especially the load factor.

Will you mount something to hold your paddle vertically for a quick grab or just lay it down and bend over and grab it when it is needed?

Once you get her on the water, I know everyone would like to see some more photos!

Brad

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#12399687 - 08/24/17 03:51 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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New to paddleboarding so not sure how I will handle the paddle for standing. Maybe the belt hanger?
My original idea was that I wanted something that I could easily carry to places that are hard to get a full size kayak into by myself.
Which means I want to be able to carry it with 1 hand and then gear in the other hand, one trip to water.
So what I originally came up with is an SOF with carbon fiber stringers and aircraft plywood frames and nylons skin. About 500 bucks in materials. And an estimated weight of around 15 lbs.
But then I started looking into SUPs and did some calculations and felt I could meet my goals with that, and I already had the foam.
And since I started working with the SUP ideas, there are some other things that an SUP can do that that SOF can't. For instance I would also like to be able to fly fish from it.
Another advantage of an SUP over and SOF is that an SUP can be loaded all sort of ways. Lot more options than an SOF.
But mostly it will be for minimalist type outings. I have 2 kayaks for other type outings.
Turned out a couple of pounds heavier than I thought because the foam core was slightly denser than advertised, but the weight is still well within what I can handle.


Edited by RealBigReel (08/24/17 03:54 PM)
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#12399753 - 08/24/17 04:36 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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A belt hanger sounds fine to me.

Just a guess that we'll see more SUPs for finesse fishing. This is something you can get on the water with no fuss, a single rod & reel, a single Plano Tackle box.

As I have mentioned elsewhere, Guillermo Gonzalez won a kayak fishing championships two or so weeks ago from a Diablo. He likes to stand . . . put it to the bigger kayaks guys, the pedalers.

I have one of those aluminum folding yard chairs with the webbing and I use it in my big canoe at times. It weighs next to nothing. Something like that where it can be folded and strapped on while you go down to the water . . . and it'd give you a chance to sit, you could rig it to hold a small tackle box and you could lean your paddle against it while standing.

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#12400953 - 08/25/17 12:33 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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Took it out today. Wiggle waggle was not too bad although slightly worse going up wind.
Standing was not difficult.
Cooler made an uncomfortable seat.



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#12401103 - 08/25/17 02:35 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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Looking good! The latter photo could serve as a cover for a Hemingway novel.

Beware of large marlins and dreams of lions romping on the coasts of Africa!

Brad

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#12402398 - 08/26/17 03:45 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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Looks great RBR! Put a cushion on that cooler & you'd be all set!

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#12404652 - 08/28/17 11:06 AM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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Looks cool RBR! For a seat maybe consider a beach chair like pictured below. Comfy, cheap, light weight and you could paddle it like a yak...yet still stand to fish when you want.

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#12405164 - 08/28/17 06:27 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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Please wear a PFD.
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#12405227 - 08/28/17 07:30 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: Capt Craig]
RealBigReel Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Capt Craig
Please wear a PFD.

You are correct. I had momentarily forgotten. I wear my PFD pretty much regardless of temperature.
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#12406684 - 08/29/17 10:44 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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Cooler allows u 2 stand easier and is good for cooling down those striped fish u like so much. I might choose a pad cover for lid though. I like your SUP
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#12413347 - 09/03/17 11:13 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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Looks great RBR!

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#12418309 - 09/07/17 06:43 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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You're ingenuity and craftsmanship never ceases to amaze me, Reel. Great job. cheers

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#12441256 - 09/25/17 03:11 PM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: RealBigReel]
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Way Cool! Good job!
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#12443878 - 09/27/17 10:07 AM Re: Fishing SUP [Re: B_Rod]
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Originally Posted By: B_Rod
You're ingenuity and craftsmanship never ceases to amaze me, Reel. Great job. cheers


^^^Agree 100%^^^

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