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Homemade folding planer boards

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Here are some pictures of the folding planer board I built with some plans that are on this site. I used the basic dimensions for the wood and then made some changes to make them foldable. The boards are made of ceder, and they are 1" x 8". The metal is from one of those big box stores. The bolts and nuts are stainless and the nuts are the nylon lock type. The bolts are all 1/4"x 1 1/2". Got all the hardware from a wholesale place, way cheaper than the box stores.

Also included a couple of pictures of the parts and pieces before assy.

Now just have to wait for some water to open up to get on.

Sent from my VS870 4G using Lake Ontario United mobile app

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I pretty much have the same ones. They work great! The only thing I can recommend is to paint them with a high viz color so you can see them when they are out a way from the boat.

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If you find that they try to turn over in waves put a strip of lead for ballast along the bottom of them (screwed in).

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Hey johncole, I just ran across your post on planer boards. The boards like great but I can't find the plans on the site. Can you post them or tell me angles to cut and where to drill the holes.

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Just don’t paint the insides or the ends, I have several pairs stashed away, and bytched the first hour or so till they soaked up water, now only about half if that sticks out of the water and man do they pull!!! Only reason I painted them on the outside was PWC operators and ragboat operators think their the only people on the lake. If they do see you, you better move or they’ll run you flat!!! Best of luck!!

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