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 Post subject: Re: Dynel cloth or graphite?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:32 am 
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How about adding silica with the graphite? I understand silica does make the surface more scratch risisitant.

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 Post subject: Re: Dynel cloth or graphite?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:07 am 
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Reckon this would be an issue only if the graphite/resin surface was sanded. Why sand back a protective layer?


I sanded back the graphite on the bottom of my Okwata and after giving it a good wash I have not experienced any rubbing off on me or my clothing at all. I reckon that if the graphite is left encapsulated in the epoxy there would be no benefit of a more slippery hull. After sanding it certainly feels much more slippery when you rub your hand over it. I doubt whether it makes the boat go any faster, but it certainly helps it slide through weeds and over logs more easily.

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 Post subject: Re: Dynel cloth or graphite?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:50 pm 
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After sanding it certainly feels much more slippery when you rub your hand over it. I doubt whether it makes the boat go any faster, but it certainly helps it slide through weeds and over logs more easily


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