Sources for fabrics at good prices

Discussion in 'Materials' started by goanywhere, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. goanywhere
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    goanywhere Junior Member

    Hi all, I am intending to build a plywood S&G kayak, and would appreciate any contacts for good prices on construction fabrics (fibreglass, kevlar etc.). I am in Australia and our prices here are very high for these materials, I am thinking of buying from the US. I am looking for a supplier who offers good prices as well as sound advice on the right materials for my project.
     
  2. rasorinc
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  3. AndrewK
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    AndrewK Senior Member

    I think our prices are competitive, what have you been quoted?
    The quantity you require for a kayak is very small and not worth importing.
     

  4. latman
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    latman Junior Member

    I build kayaks/skis for a living in Australia, and whilst the prices of materials are high they still only end up one quarter of my annual costs , Labour is about one half. So my advice is not to even bother thinking about the material costs (you did mention plywood S&G) which means you only need woven tape and resin doesn't it ?
     
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