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Old 09-04-2019, 08:25 PM
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Default Carbon fiber hardtop build

Anyone on here take on building a hardtop for a speedboat?
​​​​I'm in the process of it now.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:18 PM
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I've built a lot of them. Whats your question?
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:54 PM
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Finishing one for my 28' center console. There is a thread on it. 70" wide 106" long. Carbon fiber cored with 1/4" Nidacore honey comb. West System epoxy. Red vinylester gelcoat on top. Clear carbon on bottom. Weighs about 30 lbs.
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Got the carbon T-top finished and installed. Can't post pictures though.
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Nice!
What was your layup schedule and resin to reinforcement ratio?
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5.7 carbon, about 14 glass, 1/4" Nidacore, two layers 5.7 carbon. West System epoxy hand laid as dry as reasonable. Probably 40% resin in reality. Very stiff and light for it's size. Used Melamine and molding clay for the one time mold.
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Thank you, I have a habit of overbuilding stuff
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Originally Posted by ren3 View Post
Got the carbon T-top finished and installed. Can't post pictures though.
anyone can post pictures with over a 10 post count
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I have always missed the utility.. Thanks.
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And yes the GPS receiver has to be moved.
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