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Jim Trewin

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Thwart board width?
« on: June 26, 2014, 12:51:34 PM »
Is there a rule on width of thwart boards.

 If not what width do you prefer and why?

 8" 10" 12"

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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 01:39:09 PM »
10" is perfect in my opinion. The problem with a 12" thwart board, is that it'a a bit uncomfortable, as you have to sit with your legs too far apart.
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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 02:30:32 PM »
What did they use in Calgary?  Didn't they use 12" planks, and they were very comfortable if I recall, were they not?

Correct me if I am wrong.

I have 2x10 for my boat...
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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 07:27:00 PM »
Mine are 2 x 8, simply because it's what I had around. I also screwed a seat onto it, so it doesn't seem to slim.

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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 07:32:44 PM »
2x10 or 2x12 in the back, and a 2x4 in the front  ;D!

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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 06:35:56 AM »
2x10 or 2x12 in the back, and a 2x4 in the front  ;D!

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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 07:22:20 AM »
Too funny Andy!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 07:30:46 AM »
2x10 or 2x12 in the back, and a 2x4 in the front  ;D!

Laid on its side I bet!
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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2014, 01:01:01 PM »
2x4, that's gona leave a mark...;)

 2x10 it izz.   Might put together a set of 2 x 12 also and see if there is much difference..

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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 01:15:30 PM »
Pull out your router to round the edges on the top side.
Helps for comfort. 8)
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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 01:23:49 PM »
2x4, that's gona leave a mark...;)

 2x10 it izz.   Might put together a set of 2 x 12 also and see if there is much difference..

Put a 12" ruler between your thighs and then watch a movie with it there, then go and cut yourself 2x10s (9.5 ") and thank yourself for not being so foolish. lol
Sorry, but you weren't catching that fish anyway.....

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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 01:41:12 PM »
2x12 is no problem for somebody of larger size.
2x10 average size
2x8 and 2x6 are great sizes for the competitor to sit on.
P.S. dont router the competitors board. ;D
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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2014, 06:56:51 AM »
 Put a 12" ruler between your thighs and then watch a movie with it there, then go and cut yourself 2x10s (9.5 ") and thank yourself for not being so foolish. lol
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Might become a new trend...lol
  Ruler movieing...;)

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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2015, 04:15:48 PM »
Jim,
I made some boards for my teammates the other year.
Depending on their heft, they got a wider board, but ranged from 7"-9.5".
Added some removable cushions with flow-through 3"foam so they won't hold water.
Radius cuts on the corners.

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Re: Thwart board width?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2015, 04:44:04 PM »
Nice job Koony!! Those look great

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