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Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by eduardo, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. eduardo
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    eduardo Junior Member

    Hi my name is Eduardo, originaly from baja mexico, now living in Vancouver Island, I am passionated about the human powered vessels, specialy kayaks and I whant to build one, and learn about the fiber glass process, I am trying to find information about the vaccum sistem but with no succes, Any idea any one were I can get some information? thanks.. Eduardo
     
  2. duluthboats
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    duluthboats Senior Dreamer

    Eduardo,
    You might try here, http://www.proboat.com/ a good resource. If you wish to build a boat or two for your self, vacuum bagging is not the easiest way to do it. You can strip build any shape kayak you want and it will require very few power tools.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Gary :D
     
  3. eduardo
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    eduardo Junior Member

    Thanks gary

    Hi Gary, thanks for the reply, I am just curios about the vaccum Bagging system, and now what that is, to see if is something I wuld like to try in the future.
    I am loocking into some wooden kayak kits as well, but now I have two old kayak molds for fiber glass kayaks, and I really would like to try those ones..

    Thnks for the web site Gary, I'll chek it out to see what all this is about.

    Saludos.. Eduardo
     
  4. Chris Ostlind

    Chris Ostlind Previous Member

    Vacuum bagging in the kayak world

    Hi Eduardo,

    There are, perhaps close to a dozen kayak manufacturers in the Pacific Northwest from whom you can gain some information about bagging techniques for kayaks.

    Eddyline Kayaks http://www.eddyline.com/

    Necky Kayaks http://www.necky.com/

    Northwest Kayaks http://www.nwkayaks.com/

    These three are a good place to start your discovery process via email.

    There are also lots of Internet sites that will show you about bagging techniques specifically for kayak construction if you use the Google search capabilities.

    Let us know if you need more direction.

    Chris Ostlind
     
  5. eduardo
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    eduardo Junior Member

    Hi Chris, thank you for your message, I am curios about this proces, just to see what is all about, and to see if would be something I would like to try in the future. I am loocking into some woden kayak kits, but also I have two old fiverglass molds for K1(racing kayaks) from the Nanaimo Kayak Clud that they have not used long time, and I really would like to give it a try.
    I try the Google before, but for some reazon I did not find good web sites, I'll try again but if you know of a specific good web site, would be nice if you could send it to me.. I'll be in contact,

    Eduardo

    Post Scriptum:It is very cool that people answer me..
     
  6. duluthboats
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    duluthboats Senior Dreamer

    A little more help maybe.
    http://www.bertram31.com/proj/tips/vaccuum.htm

    From this site you can get a good how to book. http://www.westsystem.com/
    002-150 Vacuum Bagging Techniques
    Softcover-52 pages.
    A definitive guide to the principles and application of vacuum bagging techniques for laminating composite materials with epoxy. Complete instructions describe various techniques; materials and equipment.

    Gary :D
     
  7. eduardo
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    eduardo Junior Member

    Thanks very much Gary, I really appreciate this, this is a very cool web site..
    I'll stay in contact..

    Eduardo..
     
  8. CGN
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    CGN Senior Member

    Eduardo send me a PM.

    Thanks
     
  9. eduardo
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    eduardo Junior Member

    Hi CGN,
    Thanks for writing... just wondering what a PM is, please?
     

  10. Jeff
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    Jeff Moderator

    PM = private message (click on a username and there is an option to send a private message.)
     
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