Far out man! super cool!!!
Looks killer! - dig the fabric too!
"We ain't on our way to Wembley,we ain't gonna win the league. No matter how much they let us down - Westham's still our team"...
Dig it Mark, very cool to see a thread with new (to me) methods and materials. I know you have been doing this for a few years now. Is this the answer we are all looking for? Are you still in search of other materials or, are these sufficient? Interested in the longevity. Have there been any failures with the nylon? Thanks heaps for posting. Great stuff.
ps. Yep...20 questions.
Thanks for the kind words everybody.
Am I done with materials? I've got no idea on that one. During the slow economy, I had time on my hands to play around. I'm down to one board a year now, so not much research being done on my end.
Is nylon sufficient? I guess it's what the end goal is. The gun that I made last year is in really good shape, except for some dents from a hidden boulder at El Cap during last winter's storms/ floods.
The down side is that the time these take to make, without a production set-up is really consuming. Coils and Libtech have a assembly line so they can do it.
This current one has nylon for the tie dye, but glass on top. Glass is easier to use, and I have rolls of it that I have to use up.
I don't think I'll ever stop using vacuum bagging, because it makes the lamination much tighter and leaner of resin than could ever be done with just a squeegee.
I ran out of epoxy, so I have to wait until Saturday to do the deck.
I'm bringing a roll of cerex, and some dye to plaskett in a couple of weeks if anyone wants to try it.
Oops, double post
I am interested in seeing if the grooves/ twaron act like corrugation to stiffen the deck , so less denting
for sure it'll, ribs are really effective to stiffen skins + it can improve bond. i do them with fiberglass to stiffen skin where there are higher stress, far efficient than fiber strip for same weight but more work to do.
That was what I was wondering about; the grooves. So that “hidden” boulder is. Still there huh.
Thanks for responding Mark. Have a blast at Plaskett. This past week we have had two significant feeding frenzies right out front here in S.S. Might be some decent fishing for all y'all.
More grooves on the deck