Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Manie B, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    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 :D = aramid 170 g - - aramid / polyester combo 170g/281/120p - - CARBON :D 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 **** :D :D :D
    Wynands racer
    Fanie's folding tri
    Butch's classic
    and my frikken 12m cat :rolleyes:

    jeez if the missus ever finds out what carbon fibre costs i will have to go and sleep by Fanie :D :D :D

    anyway folks - keep on smiling
    and dont worry - my boats will be bullet proof and they could probably float as well :D :D :D

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  2. KnottyBuoyz
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    KnottyBuoyz Provocateur & Raconteur

    Hey Manie

    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.
  3. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Manie jou ou bliksem, that is some nice stuff you have and I am green with envy:D
    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....

  4. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    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" :D
    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 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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