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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.
ps: In between repairs, had to buy another surfski, so the kid could practice. Unfortunately, it also is Kevlar layup. Can't help it, for that's how most of them are built now a days. I guess the material is cheap and people are familiar with bullet proof vests, so it's popular?

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