Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:13 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Tiger repair,
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:25 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:59 am
Posts: 3
Do you use polyester or epoxy on the Tiger hulls?

Chris


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tiger repair,
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:00 pm 
Offline
Hobie Tech / Moderator

Joined: Wed May 28, 2003 1:12 pm
Posts: 956
Poly resins


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tiger repair,
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:25 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:46 am
Posts: 1086
Location: eureka,california
Isn't the 2008 or newer Vinylester resin?

_________________
Rich Vilvens
F-18 5150
R.Vilvens@yahoo.com
http://www.sailblogs.com/member/f-185150sailing/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tiger repair,
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:12 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:11 pm
Posts: 276
Vinylester resin is a polyester type resin...it's a high grade type. This resin flows out into the fabric (fiberglass) quicker than a regular "boat yard" type. When you add MEKP (catalyst) to it and mix it in you'll find the resin changes from a slight rose color to a light tan, showing you have a good mix. You will probably find also that as it cures it may turn back to a rose tint (chemistry at it's finest). Keep in mind that Vinylester is a laminating resin which will cure with a tacky feeling on the surface.... unless you add "Surfacing Agent" (wax) which will help the curing.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group