I am keen to build another Kaholo, but to reduce the volume a bit. Although it's rated as a great touring and race board, I find it a bit "boxy" compared to rounded-rail type SUPs (whether wood or foam core).
And knowing that the 14' Kaholo can support up to 218 lbs, at a little under 180 lbs I figure I can drop the volume a bit.
In some email exchanges with Larry, the designer, he mentioned taking an inch or two off the width, which would give a lsight increase in speed but affect the stability.
My thought was to tak a quater to half an inch off the width at the midpoint, and an inch or two off at the tail, as well as dropping the deck height a little - probably half to three quaters of an inch.
I'd also look to round over the top deck-side joint more to give a more curved look.
This would essentially retain the lower hull hard chines with a slightly reduced width, so shouldn't affect performance adversely.
A light lay-up should shave off a few pounds in weight too.
Any thoughs on this from others who have built and/or modified the 14' Kaholo?