How to Build a Kevlar Canoe - 2006

 

Resource credit: “Building Your Kevlar Canoe” by James Moran (Thanks, Jim!)

 

 

Builders forum - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KevlarCanoe

Kevlar Source:

 

Kevlar 49  9 oz double bias aircraft 64 " width 7 yards  

Noahs  Marine http://www.noahsmarine.com
Toronto, ON, M8Z 2X2
Phone (416) 232-0522 Fax (800) 894-1783 or (416) 232-0522
 

S-glass Source:

 

27" 6 oz s-glass and 6" 10 oz s-glass tape

RAKA Inc.

3490 Oleander Avenue
Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982

772.489.4070

www.raka.com

 

Epoxy supplies:

 

US Composites                                         RAKA Inc.

Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982                         3490 Oleander Avenue
561-588-1001                                            772.489.4070

http://www.uscomposites.com/                 www.raka.com

 

*    Fixing the old form

*    Layup of Kevlar and S-glass

*    Fill coat and cutting ribs

*    Off the form - cutting gunwales

*    Prepping for #2 hull - trimming ends of #1

*    Layup #2 hull - closing in ends of #1

*    Off the form - trimming gunwales #2

*    Gunwale work

*    Installing ribs, floatation

*    Seat construction, finish coat

*    Finish line!

*    Repairs

 

 

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