In a perhaps misguided effort to "practice" the CLC Kaholo design, along with a desire to build a quick-and-dirty standup paddleboard for my 6 year-old son, I am considering reducing the size of the CLC standup paddleboard discussed in the current WB magazine.
Here are my questions:
1. If I"m going to build something roughly 60% of the length of the current version (allowing me to fit both deck and bottom bits in the length of one 4x8 sheet, can I simply reduce EVERY dimension by the same factor? As in multiply every length, beam dimension, etc. by .058 or .062 or whatever.
2. What will be the reduction in internal volume of the craft? A 40% reduction in length MUST reduce the overall volume by considerably more. Will it end up too small to be practical? If we use a ration of body height to weight an 8' board would be be just about as much bigger than my son as a 12-6 would be compared to me.
Any thoughts from this wise crowd about such an endeavour? What might pitfalls be?