Here's a preview of the Wombat plans...
I can't sit still for long so here's the next board in the Vintage Board co. line up... the Wombat!
The Wombat has been on my digital drawing board since before we launched Vintage Board Co. and was always going to be hot on the heels of the Cutwater SUP. I think the Wombat is going to appeal to even more people than the Cutwater as it's a true all rounder board.
- Length - 11.3' or 343cm
- Width - 31.5" or 793mm
- Thickness - 4 1/2" or 106mm
- Volume - 290 liters. 33.5lbs (15.2 kg)
- Maximum combined paddler weight: 136kg
- Ideal weight less than 100kg
- Experience level - novice to advanced
What is an All-Round SUP?
An all-rounder gives you the option to SUP in a wide range of conditions as it bring together the features of different types of SUP’s. An all-rounder board means you can use your SUP for different activities such as flat water paddling, surfing and playing with the kids. They’re generally suitable as your first stand up paddle board too.
When looking for the perfect all-round SUP, you want something that has:
- Enough glide for flat water cruising: length and width
- Sufficient stability for catching waves: width and volume
- Good performance when its on a wave: boards shape
The Wombat is even easier to build than the Cutwater and doesn't require building a rocker table... just a couple of saw horses and a straight edge to make sure the board is supported properly while being stitched together.
The centre stringer adds excellent stiffness to the board, an essential feature for any decent sup that wants to catch waves. The close spacing of the frames means I could eliminate the longitudinal deck stringers which speeds up the frame cutting process for plans builders and the overall construction for plans and kit builders.
As always I'm building the prototype out of cheap hardware store 3mm plywood which I expect will give me a finished board weight or around 11kg. A Wombat built from Okoume should be just under 10kg!
I'll keep you guys poste for when the plans and kits are ready but it shouldn't take long!