Read Kaholo 14 (kit) reviews, specs, & where to buy – “As a build it your own kit I There are no other SUP boards in the world that are easier for a first-time. Kaholo SUP series. About Us. The Kaholo series Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) are designed for cruising, touring, fitness and recreational racing. They are a. I picked up a copy of Wooden Boat magazine, which contained an article on how to build the Kaholo, a wooden stand up paddleboard (SUP).

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As a build it your own kit I must say for a beginner with no previous knowledge of woodworking or boat making, their kits were fun and educational that even after one of my boards dropped it was a bad day I was able to fix it over a weekend.

Teardrop Camper MD Jul You can buy finished fins from CLC or other local sources but I choose to build my own laminated fins.

All you need are a few tools and a one car garage size area or a living room and about a week’s worth of build time. You achieve kayak-like speeds, but your visibility is vastly improved because your head is so much further off the water.

The decks have been attached and sanding completed. Used paint cans and weights to hold down deck during kajolo cure. Join Join Paddling Perks.

It contains a photograph or diagram of every step. The only problem with the thinner 24 gauge wire is the ease in which the thinner wire can cut into your wood when tightened.


Boat number two will be a cinch. Annapolis Wherry ME Jun The local Home Depot did not have the copper wire needed but I did have a roll of 18 gauge baling wire that I used. From a practical perspective, twin-fin boards can be laid on the ground deck-up when gearing up for a paddle; a single-fin deck-up on the ground is VERY vulnerable to fin damage oaholo, more importantly, kajolo damage!

Paddle quietly through the shallows. Following is a short list of the twin-fin advantages: Learning to move forward and back to trim is handy, does downwind runs well too, mine weighed in at 37 Cons cant surf it to well at least not me must be vented or it will explode with the hot air inside Usage i will paddle in grand traverse bay for recreation and exercise, usually miles or kahoolo.

Kaholo 14 (kit)

Kaholo 14 kit by Chesapeake Light Craft. Kaholo Frames For Plans Builders view contents. Which Kaholo Stand-up Paddleboard is right for me? This wire turned out to be tough, sharp and not as compliant as copper wire of the same size would be. All seams received an epoxy fillet. Construction is similar to the popular and highly refined San O’ 14 and 16 paddleboards which are too narrow for stand-up paddling. I love the kabolo Kaholo Stand-Up Paddleboard Configurations: Be sure to toggle to “HD” for maximum detail.

Bow cloth work and storage locker. Harris says he can imagine it changing one of his hobbies — wandering marinas on foot looking at boats — to a Kaholo. Support for the center deck handle installed. These study plans are intended to give you an overview of the construction of the board.

These plans and manual contain sufficient information on the cutting of the panels to make it possible to build the board from scratch rather than a kit. Rear deck cloth detail. Kaholo 14’0″ Complete Kit view contents.


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When you have studied the plans, your next step might be to order the printed instruction manual, which will walk you through the project step-by-step. Have a product you’d like to review? After building Alice Gale and a Duck Punt I wanted to try my luck out on building a wooded paddle board. Glued and trimmed, ready for fiberglass.

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A detailed Kaholo 14 build log with lots of photos can be read on our forum. Where to Buy the Kaholo 14 kit Buy Direct. About Advertise Legal Privacy Contact. I was probably a few millimeters wide on my side panels after scarfing and it made a huge difference in the fit. Please note that as the result of customer feedback the latest Kaholo kits come with just one, more conveniently situated, carry handle.

Cutting the deck panel.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You can see more, see further, and in clear water you have a much better view of sea life than you do in a kayak.

I now have a nice 16 ft batten that bends perfectly and is easy to hold in place with by 2 and 5 lb weights. The second boat has progressed to the deck stage.

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