Thread: Carbon Fiber Hull Questions
05-28-2006, 06:36 PM #1
Carbon Fiber Hull Questions
Yes i am a little Jealous that Nater has a possible seller out west for his wishes. I seriously hope that it works out.
My question is who made these hulls and why are they so scarce now? You would think with the chase for speed that is going on right now that there would be some that popped up from different places.
What was the going price on these when they were brand new and what do they generally go for used??
What is the weight difference say between a 2005 hull and the CF boat?
Last but not least, are any of you guys running with one of these. I want one so bad, but i am afraid of getting a used one because i have no idea if it's been damaged--ect.....
05-28-2006, 07:29 PM #2
Does anyone know if R-POT is still around??
I just found the CF Hood/Ferring Combo at Ruis Racing / DalesJetSports / and Atlantic Jet Sports. Those are nice!
05-28-2006, 10:31 PM #3
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Only company that I know of that made CF GPR hull was RPOT.... 10K is what they were asking. I dont think they are in business any more.
05-29-2006, 01:49 AM #4
Rpot and Bullet made them. Both are bellyup now.
A new CF hull (which was a mix of CF, Fiberglass, and that yellow material that I keep forgetting the name of) was around $10k and around 100lbs lighter than a stock 2002 GPR. Good luck telling the differences... those guys were good!!! No hull i.d.
The Factory Yamaha SS-race legal ski was around 60lbs lighter than stock 2002. No hull i.d.
The 2003-6 are supposedly around 60lbs lighter than the 2002, and Pistonwash confirmed that with a scale this last winter.
Give me a few days and i'll come up with actual weights.
05-29-2006, 09:12 AM #5
220lbs dry for a totally bare CF hull.
330lbs dry for a totally bare 02 hull.
Approx 280lbs for a totally bare 05 hull. I can't find the numbers written down on this one.
05-29-2006, 09:31 AM #6
Mark, That yellow stuff probably is Kevlar , a light weight Aramid fiber material. Now you can get Aramid in any color. But if It's made by Dupont it's yellow and called Kevlar.
Kevlar needs to have fiberglass or carbon fiber laid over it to smooth it out, Because Kevlar won’t sand or feather out very good
05-29-2006, 09:34 AM #7
Nah, it was some other funky name. I'll ask around. I can't place it right now.
05-29-2006, 09:42 AM #8
05-29-2006, 10:08 AM #9
Ah ha! Found it.
A parabeam hull will be a light yellow woven fiberglass used in conjunction with other materials. It is almost as light, and a lot less brittle.
Parabeam® 3D Glass Fabrics are a 100% woven E-Glass material consisting of two deck layers bonded by vertical glass piles. During impregnation with a thermoset resin, the fabric is compressed but then immediately rebounds to its original height. The resulting laminate is strong, stiff, lightweight and durable.
05-29-2006, 10:40 AM #10
60lbs between 05 hull and CB Abbott you might be better off saving $2,000 or so and get the 05 hull.
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