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nacraoverlord

Member Since 11 Apr 2011
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In Topic: Where to get Prepreg?

04 June 2014 - 11:02 PM

its half an intellectual project and half for the fun of sailing it, I really want to build the foils myselves. In theory, after using them successfully on a laser for a year or two I could then build a better hull and rig to slide them into. I'll check out newport composites, thanks.


In Topic: Where to get Prepreg?

04 June 2014 - 03:47 AM

yeah I've seen ACP before, my only question is that they don't have prepreg unidirectional on the website


In Topic: Where to get Prepreg?

04 June 2014 - 12:09 AM

A very basic one yes, some foam and heat lights


In Topic: Where to get Prepreg?

03 June 2014 - 10:51 PM

I have a limited amount of time and have to finish the project early in the summer, and to me part of the challenge is taking something that everyone has seen and adding foils to it. At the same time if anyone has a Moth for sale in the SF Bay Area I would of course be interested.

 

Also as far as reinforcement I wasn't planning on adding too much- the boat is a total beater that I dont care too much about, and having seen the production Laser foiler that was on here a while ago I believe I could pull it off without  much more than beefed up gudgeons.


In Topic: Where to get Prepreg?

03 June 2014 - 09:57 PM

Thanks for the help guys. Yes I know what prepreg carbon is. Yes I am making (hydro)foils that will fit a Laser. Money isn't too much of an object, I have an oven, and I like in some ways the easier labor of prepreg. I might still use wet lay up but I know where I can get plain cloth. Yeah I know its a bit overkill, but what other method could I get stiff foils with?