Sintes Designs C-Flex

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Lotar, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Lotar
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    Lotar New Member

    Hi, anyone knows what is happening with this Company? Tried contacting via e-mail and phone, but getting no joy on any side.
     
  2. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    From this thread...

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/fi...anyone-any-experience-using-c-flex-48137.html

    http://seemanncomposites.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22&Itemid=22

    I just now called the above phone #, 1 228-314-8000, and got an answer after the first ring. They're still in business and said they couldn't see any reason why they couldn't ship to South Africa. I imagine you have to call them during the day when they're open, it looks like 3 PM in SA is 8 AM there, and your 11 PM is their 4 PM. Good luck. What is it you're building?

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  4. Lotar
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    Lotar New Member

    C-flex

    Thank you for the info! I am still thinking about it, but generally 40-45" sport fisher with ability to take Cape waters. Saw a couple of interesting designs, but they all look "old" when compared to production boats. The best so far Bella 440 by Angelo Lavranos, but don't know if plan available. Also 40" flybridge by J. Simpson LTD. C-Flex looks very interesting for once-off, any experiences with it?
     
  5. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Welcome to the forum.

    C-Flex is an option, but it tends to be heavy and requires a lot of fairing, much more than other one off, single skin build methods.

    As to dated designs, well styling can be changed with little difficulty. Hull form changes should be carefully evaluated, probably professionally.
     

  6. Lotar
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    Any advice / experience / literature you can recommend re "other one-off single skin methods"? For me the biggest challenge is the "slamming area" on this type of the boat. If foam is used to produce a base for laminating, one is left with having to carve it out in order to attach stringers, bulkheads and generally any structural fitting. Is it safe enough to do this over the foam? Has anyone tried to combine wood strips over frames to form a male mould in slam area and foam notched into the frames for sides? This way when hull is complete slam areas are foam-free, ready for installation of reinforcements and sides have foam already installed, without the need to vacuum bag it to the skin. Foam can then be installed in-between stringers on the bottom and simply pressed down with sand bags during bonding. Any thoughts?
     
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