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Old 05-03-2003, 11:56 PM
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Old 05-04-2003, 06:03 AM
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Ok...It looks like you will have to Grind it and post some pics!!!
What year is this hull? It looks to be around an '89....

This how they are built today:
Multi directional glass, vinyl ester resin, prisma stringer wrapped in carbon fiber, deckalite bulkheads, air cell transom, vacuum bagged cored lay-up.
Yeah!!! You've got to love the innovations in fiberglass...They've come along way.....
Thanks for all your replys !

The boat is an 1989 Top Gun with twin 700 HP Hawks an #3 drives. I came across some material on the Cigarette the legend thread that said that most of the boats with my engine and drive setup and larger came with Kevlar hulls. SoI just wanted to know what it is.

It is gold in color but the see through is in the surface. It looks like the mats have been clearcoated but you canīt see through the mats.

I have tryed to contact Cigarette but they donīt answer.

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One thing with Kevlar, it has to be used with EPOXY Resin. With using Epoxy, there would be no need for the Chop Strand Mat. Mat is only used for adhesion. If mat is present, then I still doubt it is Kevlar. The Gold also would be evenly consistent color. There would be no white color to it at all.
As I said, if you want to know for sure, just grind a small spot or use a piece of sandpaper. If you see the glass begin to show hair characteristics, you have Kevlar. Any glass work done for repairs on it, Epoxy needs to be used. Nothing else will adhere as well.
If you also see different colors in areas say due to a colored catylist? Then epoxy wasn't used. Epoxy resins Part A and B are usually clear or almost clear.
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