With its uncanny speed, the Kaholo 14 has found a following among racers. The 14 is better for larger paddlers or those who might carry along dogs or small kids. There are no other SUP boards in the world that are easier for a first-time boatbuilder, or better-looking. The Kaholos are okoume marine plywood, stitched-and-glued together and sheathed in fiberglass and epoxy, with a grid of bulkheads and stiffeners inside to make the boards stiff and light. Kits include premium nonskid deck pads, cut to shape, breather tubes, and custom laminated skegs. The comprehensive instruction manual suggests ways to customize your board with fabrics and other stylish tweaks.
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This is your forum! Read times. I'm going to get a 14' flat water board by hook or crook! Been looking at the CLC Kaholo kit.
I have built their kayaks before and find them to be relatively easy and fun to build - very good quality. The overall shape and weight of this board seems to fall in line with other racers out there.
Or should I continue to save my pennies for a "real" racer As long as you aren't totally set on winning it's a fun and relatively fast board. My experience may differ from some Kaholo owners because my build is heavy and slightly custom. So my 43 lbs Kaholo advertised 30? All with me paddling and using a GPS. I hope this helps. And you can always say with a Kaholo that you may not have the fastest board but you do have the prettiest.
To me it seems to be the best board for that leisurely 32 mile marathon. Plenty fast, great looking, very useful with that cool brass compass binnacle. I'm sure Mr. Stoneaxe will pop up with the paddler's name, but I'll tell you for sure that he has a fine time with it.
I've thought of building one myself, and probably would except that adding one more board to my absurd accumulation of SUPs is just way too much. Foote 10'4X34", SIC Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. And here I am There's a couple in this vid of him sitting on the folding camp stool he had on his board when we took a couple of breaks His board is pretty fast and isn't that heavy either. He did a beautiful job on it including some very nice woodburning before it was glassed.
Build the Kaholo and you will have soul,you will have class, everyone will want to spend time looking at and talking about your woody!! I have over miles on my current woody and have just started building a Kaholo. I have never paddled a plastic fantastic and never will!! Wood is Good!! Go for it!! Here are a few pics.
Bill Huson Waikiki Status Posts: Just got the plans and manual for the Kaholo. I have built numerous small boats and spotted several questionable construction techniques offered up in the CLC manual. A Kaholo builder on another forum verified the flaws. Example: Using wedges to force the bottom stringers down for gluing caused his hull bottom to deform.
I'll be building soon so feel free to contact me about the build. I think the Kaholo is perfect for the intended user, my daughter, who plans to visit a variety of flat water venues in our area. And as someone else mentioned - wood is good. Oh Yeah. I didn't use wedges either. I just used a couple hundred pounds of various objects. D Owsley Waikiki Status Posts: 1. To anyone out there thinking of building the Kaholo from CLC Boats, go for it, easy build, beautiful board.
I have three under construction right now because of the first one, Damn family members all want one now and we already have plastic ones. Treat the instruction manual as a suggestion manual and be sure to let common sense over rule the printed material if in doubt.
It can be built easily as written but such things as mentioned above in some post like using wedges to hold the bottom reinforcement strips in place is just NOT smart. Bending anything out of place while gluing can only cause problems or bad looks later. Beveling all edges to match adjoining surface is mentioned but not stressed, does make for much better looks of the finished product. Sequence of assembly is not cast in stone either, the use of super glue as a tack weld to help hold pieces in position is a big helper.
I have photos at a couple of locations, www. What weight do the Kaholo boards come in at please? Would they be more of a cruiser or race board? If not a race board as good as any available, are there any kits or plans available for a race board Kaholo promo sez the board comes in at 32 pounds.
I figure give or take from that number by a few pounds depending on how heavy handed one is with epoxy and the epoxy glass part. I doubt that it is a 5 star race board, but it is rumored to be quite fast, and mondo fun. Recent Posts. Recent Topics. SMF 2. I built from kit and the bulkheads are stitched into the bottom and the rail panels. No wedges needed. I think the instructions lack emphasis or mention of the need to bevel panels especially the bow and special care needed when glassing the top deck overlap.
Yes, but I was talking about the two bottom stringers. They follow the side curve and CLC says use wedges and weights to hold them in place - as in wedges between the frames and stringer.
Of course it easy to over pressure with a wedge high mechanical advantage there so if one used care I think the problem of bulge-bottom could be avoided. Hope you took all that stuff out before you decked it. Admin Today at PM. Re: Sunova Flow 2. Re: Hey Texas [ Gulf States ]. Surfside Today at PM.
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This is your forum! Read times. I'm going to get a 14' flat water board by hook or crook! Been looking at the CLC Kaholo kit. I have built their kayaks before and find them to be relatively easy and fun to build - very good quality. The overall shape and weight of this board seems to fall in line with other racers out there. Or should I continue to save my pennies for a "real" racer
Kaholo Stand-Up Paddleboard
They were originally designed as twin fins for navigating shallow water, kelp and weed, but are available with a single fin box in place of the permanently attached twin fins. Paddler size — Up to for all paddlers: Up to for advanced paddlers. Paddler size depends on usage. For recreational paddling, cruising and exercise, from about to over For fishing or expedition use, a wide range of weights, up to about
Kaholo 14 (kit)