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kevlar & abrasion resistance
By:Stephen Bumb
Date: 8/14/1998, 1:54 am

i believe george uses kevlar on the interior of his kayaks. if im correct he says the strength of kevlar is best used on the interior. i would also assume that because kevlar is not clear the interior would be the best place to put kevlar if you wanted to varnish your kayak instead of paint it.

my question is if you are worried about scrapes, cuts, gouges, punchures, etc. wouldn't you want to have some kevlar on the exterior of the kayak (the surface that is going to come into contact with whatever first)?

my assumtion is that the kevlar cloth that is used in kayak construction has abrasion resistance significantly superior to fiberglass. does it?

if it does then wouldn't the best layup be kevlar-wood-kevlar?

thanks stephen

Messages In This Thread

kevlar & abrasion resistance
Stephen Bumb -- 8/14/1998, 1:54 am
Re: kevlar & abrasion resistance
Nick Schade -- 8/14/1998, 1:03 pm
Re: kevlar & abrasion resistance
Dean Taylor -- 8/16/1998, 6:29 pm
Re: kevlar & abrasion resistance
NPenney -- 8/14/1998, 10:43 am