Lightest and Strongest Hull... What Materials and How??

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by kyboatbuilder, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. kach22i
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    Cool.

    Do you know about Z-Plex?
     
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    The next Z06 super Corvette will have a carbon fiber roof panel coated with a very expensive clear coating first developed for PC boards.
     
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    I don't think aluminum would stand up very well either.

    Is this where wood has an advantage?
     

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    Not until I just now Googled it. (I've been out of the biz for years.) The obvious advantage of Z-Plex is that you can vacuum bag it - not so with Parabeam. Sounds like it might be too heavy for itty-bitty boats, the ones most likely to be bagged, I'm guessing.

    Cool stuff!
     
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