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Biaxial tape vs woven?

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:19 pm
by Nnimrod
For an HC14, the plans specify "9 oz, 4" wide woven tape". The page describing the epoxy and fiberglass kit says "6 oz, 6" wide biaxial tape".

https://bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=HC14_E

I'm planning on using 6 oz woven because I already have it, that's going to be fine, right? It's a canoe, it's not under tremendous loads. If it's not fine I won't use it.

Re: Biaxial tape vs woven?

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:21 pm
by jacquesmm
Use whatever you have for that small boat.
Years ago, 6 oz. biaxial did not exist and I specified 9 oz. because it was very common and just as cheap as 6 oz. woven.

Re: Biaxial tape vs woven?

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:24 pm
by fallguy1000
Nnimrod wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:19 pm
For an HC14, the plans specify "9 oz, 4" wide woven tape". The page describing the epoxy and fiberglass kit says "6 oz, 6" wide biaxial tape".

https://bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=HC14_E

I'm planning on using 6 oz woven because I already have it, that's going to be fine, right? It's a canoe, it's not under tremendous loads. If it's not fine I won't use it.
6 oz biaxial is stronger than 6 oz woven. The 6 oz woven is basically a 3 oz tape for strength as the 0 degree strands offer no strength.

I am not Jacques, so I don't know if a 3 oz equivalent tape is sufficient, but I would build to spec.

Re: Biaxial tape vs woven?

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:18 pm
by Nnimrod
Thank you for the help