Sea Kayak Construction:
One of the features we are especially proud of on our kayaks is our deck
to hull joint. On all other composite kayaks this is the weakest link.
Whether a vinyl 'H' extrusion is used or fiberglass tape. In both cases
the deck and the hull are butt jointed.
Kayak Deck to Hull Seam on QCC Kayaks -
can be subjected to tremendous force from everything from breaking waves
crashing on the deck to being tied on a rack and going down the highway at
65 mph. Regardless of the method used to butt join the two halves it will
not be as strong as the lapped joint we've engineered into our kayaks, ask
any craftsman, engineer or carpenter what type of join they would prefer.
our seam system there is over 2" of overlap spread over two different
planes, vertical and horizontal, and a radius. The resistance to both
tension and shear in all directions of force is tremendous. In addition,
our deck and hull are fused together with the same adhesive used in the
toughest aerospace and marine environments. Companies like Cigarette Boats
and Boston Whaler use it for their deck/hull seams, Boeing uses it as well
as the major automotive makers. We are so confident that if the seam on
your QCC kayak ever fails we will simply replace your kayak with a brand
new one, period!