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  Posted by: RubricOfRuin on Feb-04-14 7:02 AM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Feb-04-14 7:08 AM EST --

Compared to everything else used in kayak construction epoxy resin is the most chemically stable stuff there is. It resists not only water - to which it is totally impermeable, but also acids, bases and UV – to a considerably greater extent than vinyl resin. If you really want to know, it is to do with chemical structure of epoxy resins, as they are cross-linked to a high degree and do not contain more reactive chemical groups like ester groups found in vinyl resins.

I own a "3rd owner" Tiderace boat in epoxy/vacuum layup (carbon/kevlar). It's old, but totally bomb-proof.

As far as Tahe/Zegul build quality is concerned - I have to say it's mediocre at best, if compared to high-end boats made by Tiderace, Rockpool, Skim, Arrow or VKV. Being from Estonia and living now in Sweden I've seen plenty of Tahe boats btw. Greenland T is a nice boat indeed, but there are a lot of boats taht would compare very favorably to it. Arrow Ivalu or any of the Björn Thomasson'sa Greenland boats (SeaBird Designs) to name a few.

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