Covid kept me locked for 14 days. This is a side effect of having extra time. And this is not the only project I’ve beed working on 😉
And this is how it’s made:
This is must have for every plank. It protects the plank against spikes. And there are many ways to do it. Some use rubber, some use all sort of plastics. I like it to offer supreme protection and cool carbon look;)
To build my pads I use:
- 2 layers of glass biax 300g/m2 +45/-45
- 2 layers of carbon twill 200g/m2
- Final width is 30cm.
The next DNTT04 is out! This time few tips and ideas for those of you, who would like to start or master vacuum bagging technology.
All my planks since very beginning are made in vacuum infusion which is a level up process compared to vacuum bagging. Highest quality and consistent results are possible thanks to controlled process.
However vacuum bagging is the best method to modify your plank. Vacuum helps to press wet layers of reinforcement and evacuate excess resin from your laminate if you try to stiffen the plank. This is a must know method if you think about modifying your plank bend characteristic.
100 clips compilation about essential moments in making DN runner plank shot over a busy week. Feels almost unreal.
Runner plank plays a key role in developing top speed of an ice boat.
Specification E.9 is the most “deadly” spec of all. A lot of sailors including top ones paid the highest price of disqualification for not knowing or not understanding this rule.
Watch, check, rework and enjoy safe sailing.
This episode of DN Tech Talk is result of several requests I received from sailors from North America and Sweden. I tried to cover this challenging topic within 30 minutes. Hope you learn something and enjoy watching.
Today afternoon I challenged myself with simultaneous vacuum bagging of 5 planks. I use bagging for stiffening planks. In this year’s batch two planks are stiffened for junior sailors, one for myself and the other two for friends who gained a little during lock down 😉 My feeling is that with next lock down there may be more requests for vacuum bagging 😉