Monday, 22 August 2011

260 nosecones later...

After another Avon decent the composite nosecones we make for Spirit Paddle sports were in demand again. Since we began making these parts for Spirit they have proven to be tough and reliable when it comes to bashing into rocks! Neither Spirit nor us thought we would make so many and after 260 parts its time to retire the old moulds and move into RTM.
The new nosecones will look and prove to be better than the originals with a clear finish to reveal the kevlar reinforcements and an RTM (resin transfer moulding) method of construction to efficiently mould the both the outer and internal shapes to ensure a correct fit to the kayak and a more streamlined leading edge to part the way.