patrelsa wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:27 am
i have a new liquid force mast and plate and new slingshot mast and plate .i want to permanently bolt them and wrap them with carbon 5 oz unidirectional,for more stiffness, look,and feel.I have bent the masts easily in the past and want them quite stiffer so i wont bend the new ones...any prep suggestions(sanding,removing paint,,or coating)downsides,advantages,recommedations for layup,bolting and glueing before layup....thank you for any tips or suggestions
As others has suggested - I would not go this path
HOW are you bending the otherwise in general really strong alloy masts ? (And how many as you write in plural ?)
Are you a lot over average weight ?
Are you hitting something, or hitting the bottom sand which also can be a disaster for ANY foil ?
Something does not sound right here, I have to say, and maybe you could address this first ?
If you use a lot of time trying to reinforce with carbon over the alu, it might not work...
And even if it does, you will break the foil at the connection points instead, having such an extreme amount of load