Scorpion RIBS of Lymington have been building high quality performance boats since 1996 and, as part of a project to further develop their manufacturing techniques, have undertaken a collaborative project to infuse a 9m hull.
The project was coordinated by Scott Bader who supplied the vinylester infusion resin system and provided the infusion ‘strategy’ plan.
Tygavac Advanced Materials ltd supplied the consumable infusion materials and training in bagging techniques to the Scorpion team.
Composite integration provided the meter-mixing equipment to supply mixed resin to the infusion process plus the necessary vacuum system.
The first infusion was successfully completed and the resulting hull is currently being fitted-out to provide some direct comparisons to the currently hand-laminated version.
See the project partners interviewed at the ‘Composites Engineering Show 2013’ : Interview video
Web: Scorpion Ribs
Web: Scott Bader