I'd like to keep the weight of my Kaholo to a minimum - so far following all plan suggestions. Wondering about some other ideas and looking for feedback.
This board will be for flatwater cruising - no surfing - with that in mind...
1) Do we really need to glass both sides of the deck? what about re-inforcing (double glass) just the standing area only? Don't the bulkheads and stringers take most of the weight anyway?
2) Other areas that don't require glass - side panels? I built a double from kit and only glassed the bottom of the boat - rest was varnish and paint - it held up very well and came out very light.
Anything else? It seems that if the board doesn't suffer abuse in the surf, it could be lightened up considerably - Look at the carbon racers out there - they are actually quite fragile - but very fast and light.
Paul - in Seattle