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Light VS Heavy Displacement monohulls in 14 facts
Fibers: Carbon versus E-Glass
Light displacement versus Heavy displacement sailing yachts is an old and passionate debate in the monohull offshore cruising world. First of all, whatever your choice is, none of those philosophies can, alone, make a great offshore sailing yacht. So let us compare two fully tested boats which have been perfectly designed and professionally constructed by experienced craftsmen who know their trade. Here are 14 key facts to help you make up your mind... or maybe change it.
This article aims to help you get a better understanding of the main differences between the 3 big types of resin and the 2 most frequently used fibers used for boatbuilding. A simple and clear explanation of the main differences between polyester, vinylester and epoxy resins, and between glass fiber, typically E-Glass, and carbon fiber will provide you with a good understanding of what can be achieved in terms of mechanical resistance and stiffness...
What does a vacuum infusion look like?
If you are passionate about sailing yachts, you’ve probably already heard about the benefits of the vacuum infusion process for building fast yachts. It allows boat builders to lower the weight of the hulls and decks thanks to better control of the resin quantity, while keeping excellent stiffness and resistance. To illustrate this process, here is an article and a time-lapse video we shot of the Aureus XV’ deck manufacturing ....