I got me neeew toys today
Wynand and Fanie have made beeeeeeg advances this week - congrats guys
Just for info - AMT has a series of workshops on Saturdays - R450 including lunch - in april will be a good one, also on infusion. Butch and Wynand you are welcome to sleep at my place - any way Fanie is just down the road.
Here is a pic of my stock
left to right
peelply - - 450 g stitched - - 750 g stitched - -KEVLAR = aramid 170 g - - aramid / polyester combo 170g/281/120p - - CARBON 200g
so i will keep all and sundry posted on some pretty cool **** that i am going to do to my dinghy (to bloody well learn man) and then apply to the minicat
next year we are gone build some serious ****
Fanie's folding tri
and my frikken 12m cat
jeez if the missus ever finds out what carbon fibre costs i will have to go and sleep by Fanie
anyway folks - keep on smiling
and dont worry - my boats will be bullet proof and they could probably float as well
You should look around SA for a supply of multiaxial basalt fabrics. I know they're there as FastCat's have used them in their ultra-lightweight Green Motion cats. I was promised some samples from the FastCat owner but never delivered. The basalt fabrics are cheaper than carbon, lighter and stronger than fiberglass.
Just a thought.
Yours Aye! Rick M/V She:Kon Blog
"It's not the boat "you built" until you've sworn at it, bled on it, sweated over it and cried beside it!" - I just made that up!
Manie jou ou bliksem, that is some nice stuff you have and I am green with envy
Why not come visit and we can see how that stuff performs - got the pumps, traps, my "vacuum booster tank", table, space, beers and on top I can arrange for a few Vrystaat ladies for entertainment and distraction....
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Rick thanks for the tip - i will most certainly do some homework on basalt fabrics
Wynand i am most certainly on my way to you next week - cant bloody wait. I am most definately closing shop this friday 12 Dec - thank goodness - this has been an extrememely difficult year for everybody
Dont worry i am still going to give you sleepness nights with my "experiments"
between all the stuff that you guys are doing (incl. Fanie's) we might even be able to write the RSA book on how to
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