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Kevlar?

beekeeper

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Has anybody used kevlar cloth instead of fiberglass for building a boat?
Has anybody used a kevlar or a wood/kevelar boat?
How scratch/puncture/gouge/ resistant(tuff) is it compared to glass?

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beekeeper

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Any input from anybody?
I was wondering if the added cost would be worth while at least for the bottom.

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First time not to receive an answer, so I'll ask another one.
Has any one used Xynole cloth for abrasion protection?
Did it add a lot of weight and was it hard to apply?
How well did it work?

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beekeeper

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Chuck I have heard the same, but sometimes a little more money and work = value or better results. I guess it is probably not worth the time and money or builders would be using it more.
I know swampwood once built an all Kevlar canoe and was very pleased, but I'm not that talented nor into that kind of building.

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