Can a Carbon Fiber/Kevlar Hull be made bullet Proof?

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  1. wardd
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    or a republican convention where they mock the real heros
     
  2. hoytedow
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    Quack.
     
  3. cardsinplay
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    I believe that Hoyt has ducked the suggestion, Wardd.

    He's flighty in that way.
     
  4. hoytedow
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    Honk!
     
  5. rxcomposite
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    Thats the answer. For a while I was thinking you served in Bataan but you don't sound that old.

    Bataan is the place in the Philipines where the infamous death march was made by the Japanese. It is also the place where many great battles were fought, including Coreggidor, an island in Bataan.
     
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    Is there an answer out there?

    Hi everyone, i'm new to the site and I hope this site helps me with my future projects. Through my searching I came across this thread and after reading and in some cases skimming, I think there is a very simple answer to the origonal question asked, and that answer is NO. bullet proof to me means to me that if i'm in it and someone shoots it with any calibur weapon of any kind I would be completely safe, and unless some government somewhere, or some alien race invades the earth and brings there new alloy from another planet there is no such thing as bullet proof. well they do make rubber bullets.
     
  7. hoytedow
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    Welcome to the forum. It can be bullet resistant, but not bullet proof.
     
  8. cthippo
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    Make it a foot thick and it will probably be bullet proof :p
     
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    Vietnam?

    As i am new to this kind of networking i only read the first page and failed to read the other 3 so when my 2 sense popped up and the topppic of restarting the vietnam war, the war I thought we lost was where the question of bullet proof boat hulls went, I thought I was in the wrong place, so I will agree with you Hoyt, yes potentially bullet resistant, and in the end whether its one bullet or one clip your facing I would pick bullet resistant over a tin pop can any day. So i'll bow out of this thread for now for one with a more nautical one thanks. Just a thought though, before you guys go and rekindal vietnam,......... you know we got our asses kicked right? just throwing it out there. Thanks.
     
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    Most threads do not degenerate like that. I think we can pick it back up and get back on topic.

    No problem man.:cool:
     
  12. hoytedow
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    Just throwing it up here.:cool:
     
  13. breschau
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    A ballistic vest is backed by your body which allows the aramid fibers to flex. Aramid fibers in resin matrix will behave differently. It may be possible, but as stated by cthippo you will need tests and they will be expensive. In the end there is no guarantee that the required thickness will be suitable for the boat you want to armor.
     
  14. CatBuilder

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    I think the answer here is one of equipment. Don't forget to wear your vest. Bullet proof vest, that is... Class III.
     

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    Carbon fibre related.

    I notice that the guy who started this thread has not been around for a while I have a question maybe some one could help me with, which is how I got here in the first place. I have reacently closed my construction busines to go into home inspections and I have become obsessed with restoring old boats. I have been doing research for about 3 months day and night as much as I can to learn what I can. I am a very skilled carpentor both rough work and finish work. Anyways I know that some companies, Such as a danish yacht companie and I think I read Azimut yachts and some others have made hulls from carbon fibre succesfully. So lets pretend we have a limitless budget, and are over the it's to hard and to expensive stuff. has anyone ever tried or is there a way to recover an exhisting boat hull with new carbon fibre weave. Would you try to do with one piece or in a few layers? (not for bullet resistance). Has anyone seen it? tried it? etc.
     
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