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Plexiglass board???

Post by dannmai on Sun May 13, 2012 4:26 pm

what do you guys think of a thin plexiglass board, guessing around 0.1 inch thick, reinforced with lots of epoxy and glass fibre?
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Re: Plexiglass board???

Post by MolsonH on Sun May 13, 2012 9:33 pm

I made a few boards back in the day to save a few bucks, honestly I think your better off finding a 2nd hand board. But if your looking to build for the fun of building there's probably other forums on board building you would find usefull
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Post by dannmai on Sun May 13, 2012 9:55 pm

yeah its mostly because id think it would be incredibly cool to have a crystal clear board so you can see in the water, and i still have your mako and love it marcel haha
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Post by frankm on Sun May 13, 2012 10:07 pm

http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-15353.html

1/10 of inch is pretty thin... you'd need to use several layers to get the stiffness right. I think you'd need about 3/8 " thick in the middle and thinner at the tips. They use acrylite in the video above.

Check out kiteforum.com there's a board building forum there when you can post some questions as well.
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Post by dannmai on Sun May 13, 2012 10:22 pm

well that's were the epoxy comes into play with the fiberglass sheets, it would stay clear and make really strong and stiff right? thanks for the link!
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