recommended person, links or books to learn vacuum infusion?

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  1. Bullshipper
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    Bullshipper Bullshipper

    Appreciate any tips you might have.
    28x10' power catamaran
  2. wet feet
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    wet feet Senior Member

    Begin with a component you can afford to throw away.
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  4. rxcomposite
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    rxcomposite Senior Member

    There is a lot of members here who are masters in infusion. Hope they notice.
  5. KD8NPB
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    KD8NPB Junior Member

    Use 1/2" [12mm] ID tubing for everything
    Buy an ultrasonic leak detector.
    Buy a handheld heat sealer and use it to make your bag pleats.
    A digital vacuum gauge placed between the vacuum on/off valve and catchpot is useful for doing a drop test to determine if you have any leaks.
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  6. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Does the heat sealer work for regular wet bag work? I hate pleating.

    Can perforated core be infused? I'd like to try some infusion, but mostly just on stuff I can risk.

    What media would you recommend for flat material no kerfs?
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