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Build spec's

Our material choice and build explained.

Our gel coat - a special formula that is sprayed into the mould ( typical weight saving is upto 1kg per deck or hull )
Why we only use epoxy resin:
Safer and better for the environment ( No Styrenes released into the atmosphere )
Stronger, lighter , more repairable , longer lasting  and better bonding  ( we found a weight saving aprox 1 kg over polyester and  vinylester resin) .

Using only one type of high spec resin through out the boat makes a better product in every way!
(Intersting data here:https://www.compresdev.co.uk/CRD%20The%20Use%20and%20Application%20of%20Epoxy%20Resin%20vs%20Vinylester%20vs%20Polyester.pdf

Our seams:
Newer models: Halo, Edge, Matrix , Banshee, Vamp, Viking  and Bandit have an inner seam that is part of the boat (no inner taping) , the deck and hull are bonded together with a special epoxy that closely matches the laminate epoxy making deck and hull become one peice. The join is incredibly strong and the added mechanical strength of the inner seam makes the boats very stiff.
Our outer micro seam is a crystal clear epoxy and bonds our signature black composite seam tape to the gel coat,  leaving minimal seam area. This avoids disruputing  the way the rails work with the water the way larger standard gelcoat seams do.

Our fin boxes. We found that over time plastic fin boxes or mounts gradually give in to the forces they are subject to and fail leaving for an expensive repair. So, we devised our own special anodised alloy fin box,  now in it's second generation it is now shorter , lighter and even stronger than any other fin box on the market.

We vac bag our hulls to give superior strength for less weight.

We oven cure our deck and hulls because epoxy resin gets even stronger when heat is applied when cureing.

 

Construction / Lay up options

Surf Kayaks

 

Plastic PE

 

Surf grade plastic (Kahuna, Neutron X, Neutron, Maverick and Xray)

Carbon Kevlar 1

 

 

Oven cured Epoxy deck and hull

Deck is: Lightweight sprayed gel coat on E Glass deck
Hull is:  Lightweight sprayed gel coat on E-Glass with special core and an inner layer of Carbon Kevlar.
Hull is now vac bagged !

Aproximate boat weight  12kg

 

Carbon 1

 

Oven cured Epoxy deck and hull
Deck is: Lightweight sprayed gel coat on E Glass
Hull is: Lightweight sprayed gel coat on E-Glass with special core and an inner layer of Carbon .
Hull is now vac bagged !

Aproximate boat weight  12kg

Super light:

 

Oven cured Epoxy deck and hull
Deck is: Lightweight sprayed gel coat on E Glass x 2 Carbon Kevlar x2
Hull is:  Lightweight sprayed gel coat on E Glass x 2 Carbon Kevlar x2  with special core ( inner layers  Carbon Kevlar).
Hull is now vac bagged !

Aproximate boat weight  10kg

Super light Carbon +

 

Oven cured Epoxy deck and hull
Deck is: Lightweight sprayed gel coat on E Glass x 2, Carbon Kevlar x1, Carbon x 1
Hull is: Lightweight sprayed gel coat on E Glass x 2, Carbon Kevlar x1, Carbon x1 with special core ( inner layers  Carbon).
Hull is now vac bagged !

Aproximate boat weight  10kg

X-tech:

 

Oven cured Epoxy deck and hull
Deck is Deck is: Lightweight sprayed gel coat on E Glass x 2, Carbon Kevlar x2
Hull is Vac bagged  Carbon Kevlar x2, E-Glass x1 with honeycombe core /foam core ( inner layers  Carbon Kevlar).

Hull can now be coloured or bare carbon kevlar (No cost option)

Aproximate boat weight  8-9kg

X-tech Carbon +

 

Oven cured Epoxy deck and hull
Deck is: Lightweight sprayed gel coat on E Glass x 2, Carbon Kevlar x1 Carbon x1
Hull is Vac bagged  Carbon  x2, E-Glass x1 with honeycombe core /foam core ( inner layers  Carbon ).

Hull can now be coloured or bare carbon kevlar (No cost option)

Aproximate boat weight  8-9kg

Carbolite Pro

 

Oven cured Epoxy deck and hull
Deck is: Lightweight sprayed gel coat on
Vac bagged Carbon or Carbon Kevlar x2 with a very special core.
Hull is Vac bagged Carbon or  Carbon Kevlar x3 with honeycombe core /foam core ( inner layers  Carbon or  carbon kevlar).

Hull can now be coloured or bare carbon kevlar (No cost option)

Aproximate boat weight  7-8kg

 

Featherlite spec

Especially for the weight weenies out there.
This is a full epoxy vac bagged oven cured special!

No gel on deck or hull , special inner foam (lighter , stiffer , stronger) , custom lay up to suit each individual paddlers requirements .

Materials used , Carbon, Carbon Kevlar and Carbon Dyneema.
No stone left un turned to reduce weight

Aproximate boat weight --- sub 7kg