Scarfing carbon fiber panels - is this possible?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Coastal Ogre, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Coastal Ogre
    Joined: Jun 2019
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    Location: Florida

    Coastal Ogre Junior Member

    In looking at the ever expanding options for CF hulled boats, what are the industry accepted methods for repair?
    If a CF race boat, Gunboat, or even an older Lagoon 57S was holed; where would you have the work done and what hull repair methodology would be appropriate?
    I actually had a conversation with my insurance underwriter and his view was "never buy a CF hulled boat". His concern was the astronomical repair costs if you should ever be faced with them.
    So what are the repair processes for CF? Is it similar to a solid fiberglass hull (I'm thinking not)?
    What are the bonding requirements to approximate the (once continuous) anisotrophic material properties?
    Can you even scarf these materials together (12:1 ratio, lap joint, etc.)? Perhaps if you could, then replacing interior bulkheads might become more exotic?
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