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Old 06-08-2011, 10:22 AM
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Default Carbon fiber or kevlar?

Do they still use either to make hulls? I have heard of lite lay-ups etc but dont hear to much about kevlar or c.f. anymore
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:27 AM
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yes, but the hot buzz word is epoxy.

look at some race boats, you'll see a combo of kevlar, carbon, and epoxy.
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Do they still use either to make hulls? I have heard of lite lay-ups etc but dont hear to much about kevlar or c.f. anymore
Carbon fiber is Kevlar - Kevlar is the DuPont brand trade name for their carbon fiber. Its like saying give me a Kleenex even though it isnt a kleenex brand its still just a tissue.
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Carbon fiber is no kevlar , kevlar is an Aramat fiber,which is just a superstrong fibre , Carbon fiber is like a component of steel in fiber form ,its also a conductor ,but bad ..
Carbon /kevlar can be bought as woven together as a 50/50 ratio ,I think this is what outlawten5 means ?
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Carbon fiber is Kevlar - Kevlar is the DuPont brand trade name for their carbon fiber. Its like saying give me a Kleenex even though it isnt a kleenex brand its still just a tissue.
Not exactly...

Kevlar is a synthetic material with different chemical properties than carbon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevlar

(I know it's wiki, but its mostly acurate)
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My 50' Hustler has CF over the stringers. I noticed this when I was cutting them for transmissions.
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yes, but the hot buzz word is epoxy.

look at some race boats, you'll see a combo of kevlar, carbon, and epoxy.
Yes- epoxy is the buzz words and an excellent build material process- however there seems to be a question of epoxy boats finish durability after years in the sun.



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