TIPS AND TOOLS
SHARING KNOWLEDGE IN THE BOAT-BUILDING COMMUNITY
Below are some helpful downloads for tools we use in the shop every day.
IF you are building skin on frame and or a wood cored composite boat from one of our kayak kits we are sure they will be of use to you too.
WEST SYSTEMS CALCULATOR
Our Epoxy of choice for kit construction is West System. Often when building a kayak it is necessary to use only small amounts of epoxy, or other times it is necessary to use a large volume in proportion to the amount of fiberglass used. This tool gives values for both amount of resin and hardener needed based on a weight of fiberglass. Page 2 includes a table for quick reference while working in the shop. Links to the material data sheets for West System 206 and 207 hardeners are included on page 3.
Don't see what your looking for? Let us know what you want to see on this section of our website.