Kevlar tape on keel?

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Kevlar tape on keel?

Post by jackjama » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:22 am

I am getting ready to order my fiberglass for my tv15-29.
I have two questions?

Has anyone considered running Kevlar tape down the keel? How did it go? If not would there be an advantage to run 6oz tape down the keel after I fiberglass the hull. I know i will scrape a few oyster reefs now and then.

The reason I am building this boat is to replace a 13 foot plastic sot that is a pain to lug around. Should the boat still be pretty manageable with 6oz fiberglass? Do you see any advantage to using four ounce on the interior?
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Re: Kevlar tape on keel?

Post by David Kopera » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:59 am

Check out the post called Findings from tx river rat. This could give you some ideas......

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Re: Kevlar tape on keel?

Post by jem » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:55 pm

Kevlar will "fuzz" as it gets scraped up. Hard to repair without replacing completely. I think you might be better off with a couple layers of regular e-glass.
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Re: Kevlar tape on keel?

Post by jackjama » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:42 am

Thanks for the info.
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