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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010

    Questions about building kevlar canoe

    I was hoping someone could provide some advice about the products on this site and hopefully some knowledge about canoe building.

    I was thinking a carbonfiber core sandwiched between two layers of kevlar, but I've been reading that the kevlar may not be ideal for the hull, so perhaps a carbon core sandwiched between kevlar and sglass would be more appropriate?

    I am in the early planning stages and have a number of questions.

    1) Is this kevlar suitable for a canoe? I notice that it's significantly cheaper than the other fabrics:

    2) Also, would you suggest the 6oz or the 12oz for the carbon fiber core? Is carbon fiber suitable at all for that matter.

    3) Is the carbon/kevlar hybrid fabric suitable for canoe hulls?

    4) And lastly, do you know how many layers I should use ? Is 1 carbon and 2 kevlar enough? too much?

    Again, thank you again in advance for any information you can provide.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    This is not something that can be covered in a couple of paragraphs. For a start try reading "Building Your Kevlar Canoe” available at Noah’s.


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