Want to add some deck rigging to an '04 carbon fiber Easy Rider Dolphin. Any cautions/techniques best to prevent cracks/chips? Thanks, Rick
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Posted by: rjd9999 on Jul-13-13 10:14 AM (EST)
I don't like putting extra holes in a hull and carbon fiber presents additional challenges as the cloth can snag and separate. One statement I can quote is as follows:
You should get clean holes in |
Posted by: g2d on Jul-13-13 1:31 PM (EST)
carbon or glass laminate with just ordinary, new, sharp high speed bits. Drill speed slow to moderate.
Use masking tape|
Posted by: Kocho on Jul-13-13 1:44 PM (EST)
1000's of holes drilled ZERO problems|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Jul-14-13 12:36 AM (EST)
put the bit where you want the hole, don't let it slip and pull the trigger. Its done. No need to think after that.
Thanks all |
Posted by: ricknriver on Jul-21-13 7:56 AM (EST)
Great tips. Not worrying as much now. R
use a backer .......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jul-21-13 5:31 PM (EST)
...... on the underside to secure fastners through .