WhiteTip Inc. says: Let’s have a discussion…Lately I’ve had a few conversations with people about Infusion. I think the general opinion among consumers is that infused boats are lighter, stronger and better overall than traditionally hand laid boats. However when asked exactly why this construction method is superior most people draw a blank.
It has been my experience that while infusion may save you 30-40 pounds on your overall build, makes the process, cleaner, faster and more efficient, it feels like the idea of infusion as some sort of space age manufacturing method is a gimmick to sell high end boats that otherwise might seem outrageously priced.
There is this stigma being created by members of the skiff world that hand laid boats are slow heavy pigs in the water and somehow if it’s not made of Kevlar and infused it does not meet the standard for a flats boat or poling skiff.
The age of the over built battle wagon boat is long gone. It is 100% feasible to build a light and extremely strong boat using hand laying. Between biaxial cloth, hand rolling resin and very conservative use of a wet out gun, I feel like hand laid is still the way to go.
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