Carbon Reinforced Hardtops - Need Input

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by BoatHaus, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. BoatHaus
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    BoatHaus Junior Member

    Looking for some experienced input on using carbon fiber in a hard top layup. I am building several custom hard tops from a female mold. I want to keep the part as light as possibe but not drive the cost thru the roof. I would prefer to not use any coring nor do I want to bag them and was thinking on a 6' x 8' top, skinning with 1.5 oz mat, cover with 1808, 6-8" carbon uni-directional tape around the perimeter & criss-cross 4 pieces in a star pattern, another layer of 1808 and finish with veil. Does this sound like it would be rigid and strong enough to last and be a quality part?
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