Can you tell if a Think Legend is kevlar or fiberglass by the color scheme, i.e orange or yellow stripe? Also, is there a manufacturer info plate somewhere on the ski that mentions the year it's made?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Posted by: drjay9051 on Nov-12-12 5:24 AM (EST)
I don't know but you will for sure get your answer here:
Posted by: Trilobite02 on Nov-12-12 6:22 AM (EST)
As far as the older boats went (Not sure about the newer color schemes...), orange denoted the fg construction, while the yellow was the Kevlar; yellow/black was the carbon/Kevlar layup. I had a Legend for a short while; can't recall if the boat had a build plate beyond the usual ID number.
Posted by: clydehedlund on Nov-13-12 6:01 AM (EST)
Unless it is damaged and I got to repair it. Repairing fiberglass is simple, but repairing Kevlar is for the pits. Kevlar belongs only on bullet proof vests and not on my surfskis.
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Posted by: Kocho on Nov-13-12 3:41 PM (EST)
Working with Kevlar, so far, from the limited work I've done on paddle repair/build and some hull patches, has not been that much different than working with fiberglass.
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Posted by: clydehedlund on Nov-13-12 5:24 PM (EST)
I just had to repair the kid's surfski, which got smashed in the surfzone. Of course the Kevlar didn't crack or tear, but the resins all crumbled off and took in water. It was a hell of a big job to do and took a lot longer and a lot of frustrating patience to repair. From now on, I'll take your standard common variety layups, for they are quicker and simpler to repair, with no bonding worries too. Less downtime too.
Posted by: WaterMark on Nov-13-12 12:05 PM (EST)
All kayaks and I assume surfskis should have a serial # somewhere. The last 2 digits are the year it was made.