Race Bread Layup & Build Process
Talon Powerboats specialized team of architects and construction engineers have mastered their art. With years of racing DNA in our manufacturing blood, including Formula 2 and hydro drag boats, our elite team brings race bred experience and attention to each and every one of the boats that we build, as if it’s our own. Below is a high level summary of our race bread layup and construction process.
Laying out the Gel Coat Graphics.
Our team works closely with the customer on the color selection and graphics scheme layout. After applying releasing agent (which ensures smooth removal of the hull from the model at completion), the scheme is then taped and laid out in the mold (both Hull and Deck) and gel coat colors carefully sprayed.
Lamination Schedule #1
The initial layer of bi-woven and tri-woven fiberglass is custom cut and carefully laid into place within the molds.
Lamination Schedule #1(VIR)
The mold and fiberglass areas are now completely vacuum bagged prepped, including methodical placement of the resin feeding and release tubes. The Vacuum Infused Resign process now starts, infusing high quality Vinyl Ester resin evenly distributed across the entire vacuum bagged area, ensuring complete absorption, no excess resin and the strong construction.
Building the next layer (the core), 100% composite foam core (no balsa core or wood) is custom cut and laid out throughout the entire mold. Ensuring structural durability and strength, while maintaining a lightweight platform.
Lamination Schedule #2
Now, a 2nd layer of bi-woven and tri-woven fiberglass is again custom cut and carefully laid into place within the molds
Lamination Schedule #2(VIR)
The 2nd layer of fiberglass areas are again completely vacuum bagged prepped, including the same methodical placement of the resin feeding and release tubes. The 2nd Vacuum Infused Resign process now starts, infusing the Vinyl Ester resin evenly across the entire vacuum bagged area, ensuring complete absorption.
Stringer and Bulkhead stage
Following lamination schedule #2, and while still in the mold…the engineers now start constructing the high strength “backbone” of the hull. This includes custom architected bulkhead, knees and stringers. The focus here is 100% durability and strength, using only 100% composite panels and material. Fuel tanks are also mounted and installed during this stage
After the stringer and backbone build stage is complete….it rests. We allow 2-3 weeks curing at a minimum before pulling the hull and deck from the mold.
Hull and Deck Bonding
After the hull and deck are removed from the mold, they are 100% fully fiberglass bonded together, creating now a single high strength platform.
After the complete hull is carefully inspected, us now shift gears and transition over to the rigging team. Here, all of the custom selected components, hardware and trim are installed. This includes motors, controls, digital dashboards, gauges, interior, technology, etc. All rigging is then integration tested, and fit quality assured
After a full top to bottom review, we sea trial the vessel (at the owners discretion). This includes testing all components, test runs, and safety reviewed, including documentation of key performance indicators.
Full review with customer, which can include stem to stern review, addressing any questions, documentation turnover, shipping prep (if necessary, and of course pictures.