Outside float laminate in one infusion shot.

Now to the final climax for this hull, the vacuum infusion of the outside laminate. The goal was to do the injection in one shot and the result is perfect. As it is also my birthday today, I could not wish me a better present 🙂 

Animation of float hull infusion.Click on the animation to enlarge the animation of the simulation of the outside laminate.

I received a lot of questions about the area were the hull rest against the cradles. The thought is that the weight of the hull will disturb the epoxy flow by producing a compression force in the laminate.  Well, this is only a (small) problem in the dry condition to keep the fabrics in their positions. During the infusion the vacuum pressure is 1 kg/sqcm (this is 10 ton/sqm) and this force will overrule the weight completely. The epoxy flow is in not any way influenced by these supports.

And here is the video of the float infusion. On the CVI page you can find more infusion videos.


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