To answer Gjalt...no, you do not attach the kevlar to the dacron. Beau Schless President/CEO NOTEbookS Library Automation Systems Celebrating 15 yearsMessage 1 of 7 , May 4, 2008View Source
To answer Gjalt...no, you do not attach the kevlar to the dacron.
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Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.comccSubject Re: [Airolite_Boats] Kevlar Roving and Monokote
Just to clarify. The order of assembly should go as follows.
1. set up the strongback and stations.
2. place the stem, stringers, transom, gunwales etc.
3. iron on heat-n-bond.
4. put kevlar roving on and tension it...also seal it w/ shellac.
5. put dacron on and heat shrink.
6. re-tension the kevlar. It will have loosened due to the dacron heat shrinking.
7. put monokote on over dacron. If the kevlar is loose at this stage you should be able to re-tension.
Obviously abridged, but that is the general idea. Is this what you have done? If so, you can just re-heat the heat-n-bond at the points on the gunwale where the kevlar passes and pull it tight again. When the heat-n-bond cools (a few seconds) the kevlar will remain tight.
Hope this helps.
--- On Sat, 5/3/08, gjalthuppes <gjalthuppes@...> wrote:
From: gjalthuppes <gjalthuppes@...>
Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Kevlar Roving and Monokote
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008, 3:18 AM
I have covered the outside of the Dacron of my Classic 14 with
Monokote. My question refers to the Kevlar roving that are on the
Stringers from Gunwale to Gunwale and on the inside of the Dacron.
Does this Kevlar stay lose or do I have to attatch it to the Dacron
with Epoxy, now that I cover the Dacron on the outside with Monokote. I
am afraid the epoxy will influence the rip-stopping quality of the
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