i’ll make it from scratch.
for now i have a rough 3d design:
6 feet long, 27 inch wide, 4.7 thick.
main design parameter is the volume, i’m aiming at 100+ liter (i’m70kg)
i want it floating while standing on it.
Right now it’s exactly 114 liter, so i might make it shorter.
Very simple shape, flat bottom on the back 2/3. flat top, very round rails.
Some nose rocker , but not very pronounced.
Mast will be almost completely at the back (attached most likely with threads, not tracks.)
Detachable mast for sure, with 4 bolts plate (liquid force spacing).
Battery and electronic bays isolated from each other.
extra space in both for autonomy expansion and electronics improvement.
Hand shaped out of polystyrene block.
Most likely a balsa wood layer on top and bottom between polystyrene and glass.
2 stringers (wood or carbon) bringing the load from the mast all along the board. stringers will act as the sides of the battery and electronic bay.
the hesitations are on:
- round waterproof hatch or flat thick lexan sheet with lot of screws. leaning toward lexan.
- electric connection between mast and board: water proof connector or grease filled.
- physical attachment of the power system to the board.
… and everything that will come up on the way