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Redneck SUP

Postby bertslide » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:24 am

I fancied a SUP for the no wind days, fuck all in the wave department around here, but I didn't want to blow £1k on something that might only get used a couple of times.
I picked up an old windsurf board for a pennies of *bay but with a width of only 25" and a far from SUP friendly hull shape, it's like trying to stand on a log.
After a bit of head scratching and a love of Wharram catamarans I came up with this

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No use in the surf but stable, fast and great fun, mrs and kid love it too. Plan to do some fishing etc on it, just need a loin cloth now :lol: :lol:
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Re: Redneck SUP

Postby bertslide » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:53 pm

First voyage today 4 miles, followed by a friendly seal 8)

Apologies for the piss poor picture but digital zoom and the camera in a waterproof housing didn't help.

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Re: Redneck SUP

Postby Hagwag » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:08 pm

Always fancied giving that a go

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Re: Redneck SUP

Postby thebuaffalo » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:13 pm

A nice bit of diy there. 8) It reminds me (in a way) of the time a couple of years ago where I picked up a pair of skis for pennies with the intention of making a sledge, We got some snow on the downs so the mrs took them up. No ski boots or poles so she used wellies and golf clubs. Looked mental? yep. Had a great time? You bet! What is the outrigger made of by the way? It looks like the edge of a surfboard cut down?
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Re: Redneck SUP

Postby bertslide » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:18 pm

Wellies and golf clubs :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Outrigger (Ama for the pedants) is made from some lengths of 2"X3" softwood shaped, hollowed out and glued together.
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Re: Redneck SUP

Postby vato kat » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:09 pm

bertslide wrote: just need a loin cloth now :lol: :lol:


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Re: Redneck SUP

Postby Mr J » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:36 am

bertslide wrote:First voyage today 4 miles, followed by a friendly seal 8)
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that's a long way! SUP is meant to be very good for core strength because it causes the muscles in the torso and legs to continuously fire to maintain balance - there is no stabilising effect from centrifugal force when not on a wave. I've never done it, but I have seen some mates of mine who are very competent surfers borrow a SUP and do nothing but fall off in fairly smooth conditions (but some swell).
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Re: Redneck SUP

Postby bertslide » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:45 am

Mr J wrote:
bertslide wrote:First voyage today 4 miles, followed by a friendly seal 8)
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that's a long way! SUP is meant to be very good for core strength because it causes the muscles in the torso and legs to continuously fire to maintain balance - there is no stabilising effect from centrifugal force when not on a wave. I've never done it, but I have seen some mates of mine who are very competent surfers borrow a SUP and do nothing but fall off in fairly smooth conditions (but some swell).


Definitely a good work out for core strength, just waiting for the tide to have a play today.
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Re: Redneck SUP

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:00 pm

Good idea. I would never waste money on a proper SUP but an old wind surfer can be bought for pence.Where are you paddling?
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Re: Redneck SUP

Postby bertslide » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:00 am

Ben wrote:Good idea. I would never waste money on a proper SUP but an old wind surfer can be bought for pence.Where are you paddling?


The legendary Dungeness point break.


Wave size is dependent on how big a ship has just gone past.
You get a good 6inch swell off one of these
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