How to Build a Kevlar Canoe - 2007 Solo

 

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

 

 

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

Kevlar Source:                                                                               S-glass, epoxy source:

 

Kevlar 49  9 oz double bias aircraft 64 " width 7 yards                               27" 6 oz s-glass and 6" 10 oz s-glass tape

Noah's  Marine http://www.noahsmarine.com                                           RAKA Inc.    www.raka.com    772.489.4070

Toronto, ON, M8Z 2X2                                                                            3490 Oleander Avenue
Phone (416) 232-0522 Fax (800) 894-1783 or (416) 232-0522                     Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982

 

*    Building the strongback

*    Building the form - foam

*    Building the form - drywall compound

*    Shrink-wrapping the form

*    The layup

*    The fillcoat

*    Off the form - sealing the ends

*    Gunwale work

*    Installing ribs, floatation

*    Yoke, seats, thwarts

*    Finishing touches!

 

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