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    Has anyone did a Carbon Fiber / Kevlar Lay up in a Jet Boat Mold before? Any Pros and Cons compared to Fiberglass and Resin?

    One of my friends does Carbon Fiber for work so I was thinkin ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmadmatt View Post
    Has anyone did a Carbon Fiber / Kevlar Lay up in a Jet Boat Mold before? Any Pros and Cons compared to Fiberglass and Resin?

    One of my friends does Carbon Fiber for work so I was thinkin ....
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    Is this the one you speak of?
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    That is the boat we did for Redrocket. I am sure he can post some pictures later when he gets off work.
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    To properley build a carbon fiber hull it has to be built in an auto clave.We built one of our Kurtis hydro's for John Swanson that weighted 280 lbs and ran in TAH .The boat stood the test of time with numerous passes over 200 mph.Our first attempt with carbon fiber was a mistake .We tried to have it hand laminated and it proved to be a waste of time ,money and energy.With the advancements in vaccum bagging I'm sure that a carbon fiber is now a more reasonable way to go but it's still a very expensive .

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    So Carbon Fiber / Kevlar is definatly the way to go. However a hand layup is not worth the time or money. Correct?

    Or could you hand lay it and then vacume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phat Bastard View Post
    Is this the one you speak of?
    That looks very impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmadmatt View Post
    So Carbon Fiber / Kevlar is definatly the way to go. However a hand layup is not worth the time or money. Correct?

    Or could you hand lay it and then vacume?
    We did it with carbon fiber & resin infusion. The boat came out 278lbs and strong as hell.
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    The last pictures I have....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ULTRA 23 View Post
    We did it with carbon fiber & resin infusion. The boat came out 278lbs and strong as hell.
    Nice! Did you ever build another one after that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmadmatt View Post
    So Carbon Fiber / Kevlar is definatly the way to go. However a hand layup is not worth the time or money. Correct?

    Or could you hand lay it and then vacume?

    Depends on the purpose of the boat I would think.
    What type and what use?

    The only carbon fiber open bow Eliminator 21' tunnel was at Yuma Power Tour it weighed 600 lbs. +/- I understand it was built because the original owner just wanted something different. He got it, but whether or not it was worth the extra cost is another thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmadmatt View Post
    Nice! Did you ever build another one after that?
    We have built two carbon 19s so far. Here is a few shots I have



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    Soooooooooo sharp! Thats a great lookin Boat Ultra! Looks like it runs good too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmadmatt View Post
    Soooooooooo sharp! Thats a great lookin Boat Ultra! Looks like it runs good too!
    Thanks it runs pretty well.
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