Wednesday, February 15, 2012

vacuum bagging then Vacuum infusion and life

Wow its been awhile since I have updated the blog as Ive  been busy with work and life commitments
Our family had the worst luck over the Summer period with broken wrists  (skateboarding) broken eye ( rock thrown in eye...don't ask!!) and a real life threatening scare with sun cancer ,please slip slop slap if your going in the sun .

But were all over that now ....all over it !!!

There has been lots of new happenings since I last posted.
The big one's has been the manufacturing  of three new moulds and the release of our new Double sea kayak the Nadgee 2 but more on that soon .
Getting Australian Canoeing Instructor qualifications last October was a big accomplishment and we are now offering Instruction and training through my sister buisness Wilderness Coast Sea Kayaking which is also the parent buisness for  a guided sea kayak tourism based buisness on the Beautifull Wilderness Coast 

so there has been lots going on ......lots 

We have had the moulds  made to enable us to use some new manufacturing processes and new resins/consumables .Its been very exciting and frustrating to get a handle on new techniques.

Firstly we are starting with Vacuum bagging then slowly progressing through to the Vacuum infusion process.Its all new stuff and I have had fun practicing making flat panels to start off with.
The not so fun part was making our first vacuum bagged hull on a Nadgee Solo only having to junk it and start again...very frustrating considering the time,material used to get it going but the experts tell me its to be expected in the first 1 to 10 kayaks and then once its mastered.. its mastered !!

 Our Nadgee 2 Double sea kayak was manufactured last year off the concept off the old Tasman Twin sea kayak.

We changed the bits and pieces we didn't like and have come up with an outstanding double sea kayak.
After manufacturing the first 6 now we are pretty sure we have got it right for a good purpose double sea kayak.Check the website for details 

So heaps has been going on in Life and in work and its all been a challenge but  as they say if it doesn't kill you it only makes you stronger

1 comment:

Kitty Lauren said...

Hi,
In the field of composites, resin
infusion or vacuum infusion is a process where the voids in an evacuated stack of porous material are filled with a liquid resin.Thanks for sharing such information
Vacuum infusion