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Re: Shop: Dynel Tape?
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Keel strip?


On a commercial glass boat with gelcoat?
Or a wood/epoxy boat with a colored hull?

Dynel definitely doesn't wet out clear.

Dynel is more abrasion resistant than glass, but it's so easy to put on multiple layers of glass on a keel strip that it sort of evens out, IMO.
BTW, I bought and used Dynel back in the 90s and it was a yellowish soft cloth which really 'fluffed up' with epoxy. The stuff I got a couple of years ago was quite different - a white cloth, not nearly so soft and 'fluffy', but still marketed as a Dynel-type fabric. The newer stuff didn't bulk up so much.
(I read that Dynel thread isn't actually being produced by the original manufacturer any more, so that may explain the difference.)

Some folks use Kevlar for keel and 'bang' strips, but I don't like working with it at all.