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Old 01-16-2010, 03:04 PM
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Im still trying to determine what the held view is on the upsides and downsides of epoxy vs vinylester.

Wish I had the personal cash to buy both and see.
Plus Im out of room for a 3rd boat.


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Old 01-16-2010, 03:05 PM
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Don't forget, epoxy boats ride a little harder also.
That stiffness that you feel is the Epoxy not flexing like VE, which in turn will fatigue the VE and lead to stress cracks and or failure. It is a compromise I am willing to deal with.
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I'd buy one if I could.
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That stiffness that you feel is the Epoxy not flexing like VE, which in turn will fatigue the VE and lead to stress cracks and or failure. It is a compromise I am willing to deal with.
I like the idea of an epoxy boat. However, I would like too see how it holds up over the years. I was in a OL epoxy boat and it rode very nicely. I woud like to see the new 36 when it comes out.
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Is flex a good thing or a bad thing in a laminate???

In some other designs (not boats) I believe the flex is good thing because it will flex before it breaks and if there's less flexibility it can break?
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I have owned Correct Crafts for years now. They have been using epoxies for probably 15 years with I dare say less attention to detail than O.L. I saw a 98 that I owned not too long ago and the glass looked perfect. No print through etc....I would not be scared of epoxy having seen this. It is amazing how easy for a drill bit to run through.
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I like the idea of an epoxy boat. However, I would like too see how it holds up over the years. I was in a OL epoxy boat and it rode very nicely. I woud like to see the new 36 when it comes out.
Paul, the 36 will be a hit when completed!
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Paul, the 36 will be a hit when completed!
Well, let's see it!! Completion date? I can't wait anymore.

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Well, let's see it!! Completion date?
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Maybe I will just take a ride to RI.
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