Posted by: Phrogman on Dec-30-12 5:23 PM (EST)
I got the sleeving from Soller composites. I think I used the 3" 12k carbon. I used 3 ply's, with epoxy. Probably could have used two ply, it's stiffer than a wedding dick. One ends, I trimmed after each ply, leaving about a 1/4" of bond (top and bottom coming together). I added a cap of glass before the last ply just to ensure the end wouldn"t split open. No issues with expoy on the blue board foam. Use Gorilla glue to laminate the foam blank. Helps to stack 3 layers od 1/2" foam because the glue lines help you to stay semetric with the shaping. I have some pictures of the process if you are intererested. The only tricky part _ you need to make a gig to pull the ends and hold the paddle faces in the same plane while the first ply sets up.. Afrer the fist ply it's plenty rigid . I actually vacume bagged ply 2 and 3 but it" not really needed.
Sorry for the typing but I'm on a tablet. Jw