Does anyone have any good resources on composite boat building with epoxy vacuum bagging?

Does anyone have any good resources on composite boat building with epoxy vacuum bagging?

Post by Dadama » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:07:49


Please post book info, videos or websites that have good info on building
boats like Kayaks or Canoes (Surfskis or Outriggers too :-)) with
fiberglass, kevlar or carbon fiber using the epoxy vacuum bagg methods in
use today for light weight strong boats. Any help is appreciated.

                                        Thanks,

                                                Dan

 
 
 

Does anyone have any good resources on composite boat building with epoxy vacuum bagging?

Post by Brian Nystro » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 21:25:13

Quote:

>Please post book info, videos or websites that have good info on building
>boats like Kayaks or Canoes (Surfskis or Outriggers too :-)) with
>fiberglass, kevlar or carbon fiber using the epoxy vacuum bagg methods in
>use today for light weight strong boats. Any help is appreciated.

Charlie Wallbridge's "Boatbuilder's Manual" is considered the standard
text in the field. It's been out of print for a while, but you can
usually find used copies on Amazon or Ebay. Although it's geared toward
building whitewater boats, the construction methods are equally
applicable to touring and racing boats.

--
Regards

Brian

 
 
 

Does anyone have any good resources on composite boat building with epoxy vacuum bagging?

Post by Michael Dal » Sat, 15 Nov 2003 05:47:05


Quote:
> It's been out of print for a while, but you can
> usually find used copies on Amazon or Ebay.

Excellent book - for out-of-print books, also try www.abe.com.

Mike

 
 
 

Does anyone have any good resources on composite boat building with epoxy vacuum bagging?

Post by Bob M » Sun, 16 Nov 2003 06:17:03

Check out the Composite Fabricator's Association, which now appears to
be called the American Composite Manufacturer's Association for lots
of good info and composites in general.

http://www.acmanet.org/index.cfm