Don’t ask me why or try to argue the merits, it is what it is…I blame Durbs…
1lb density EPS from Ken…a stringerless 10’6" from his 11’ SUP blank
8" 5oz Kevlar Tape from Fiberglass Supply
set it up on the board, taped first and then used the plastic wrap as a place holder.
identified the location for our wedge cuts and set up a nice way to line everything up and get it
once it’s dry fitted, we pull it back, working on one half of the board at a time.
when it’s wet out and things are in their right place, we wrap the board with the stretch wrap
once it’s all set up, we put it in the bag on loooow pressure for a few hours until our control cup
of epoxy is set hard.
pop it out and do the next side
the kevlar was much easier to work with than expected…having two sets of hands was a must.
it really stiffens up the board in this early phase with more yet to come. I used about 20oz of resin
for about 8 yards of tape.
the stretch film was useful to keep the tape in place so we could work in sections (the masking
tape was mostly useless for this purpose), it allows you to get a pretty good finish right out of
the bag if layed down cleanly and makes slipping it in to the vac bag effortless…no shifting or
deck will get bamboo scraps layed inside the border of the kevlar and then
a second ply that will overlap the kevlar on the deck trimmed so there will
be no need for a pinline on the deck…this will also give me the additional
stiffness I seek in the board as well as a tough surface for standing.
the bottom will get a single layer of bamboo set inside the border of the
kevlar and likely pinlined (wide)
this will receive the ProBox double fin formula as well.