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Sup - Liters

Postby dcbritt » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:23 am

I am interested in buying plans to build a SUP but I would like to know the liters for each board. Any chance someone can provide this detail to me?

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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby Ronb172 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:41 pm

I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I don't understand just what it is you need. I understand liters as being volume. Do you want to know the volume of water the board will hold when full? You're best bet would be to email GlenL. These boards are new and I'm sure there aren't many out there. I'm looking forward to building one for my wife....and me, if she lets me use it
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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby dcbritt » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:42 am

If the board was submerged, the volume it would displace would be the liter value. Liters directly relate to board stability. Depending on your experience and weight you want a particular size. BIC SUP has a pretty good sizing chart, see link below for reference.

http://www.bicsup.com/products/choose-y ... ,58.html#2

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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby dcbritt » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:47 am

Here is a pretty good sizing calculator as well.

http://www.kingspaddlesports.com/boardvolume/

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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby Ronb172 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:28 pm

Thanks for the education. I would like to know now.
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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby Ronb172 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:08 pm

dcbritt, don't know if you've figured any of the volumes but I came up with 222 cu. liters for the Stu SUP. I would like to know how close I came to the real figure.
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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:44 am

We don't have the liter volumes calculated at this time, but they can be figured by using the dimensions noted on the frame kit details.

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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:51 pm

For Stu's Surf SUP, we came up with approximately 140 liters.

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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby Ronb172 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:00 pm

Boy, my guessing sure was off.
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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:37 pm

Ron, it's still an estimate because there are no dimensions listed for the tapers at each end. I'll be doing a video interview of the company that makes these soon and this will be one of my questions...

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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby dcbritt » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:07 pm

Thanks Gayle! If I approximate the liters (Stu Sup), based on similar shaped boards, I get just under 160 liters. I suspect this calculation could be +/-10 liters. I found a pretty good site that may help inform everyone on the volume calculation and its' importance. The calculation doesn't quite marry up to the Kings Paddle Board calculator, but it is close.

http://standuppaddleboardreview.com/blo ... ally-mean/

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Re: Sup - Liters

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:47 am

Here's the skinny on the liters issue for the SUP's. The folks who make the kits played around with the volume/weight calculators online and none of them seemed to jive with with their real life experiences with the boards. So, they put together some max paddler weights based on skill levels. We've got them posted on our site--I hope this helps:
http://www.boatdesigns.com/Stand-Up-Paddleboards/products/947/


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