Re: Raka System Epoxy

Posted by Alan Speakman on Feb 3, 2007

Hi Birch,

I'm pretty sure I've used all of the major brands out there (West, System Three, Raka, MAS, US Composites). As far as I can tell, there is a difference in epoxy types as reflected in the following... (

And now there even cheaper epoxies out there. (A Google search will find stuff approaching the cost of polyester.)

But when all is said and done, a quality kayak project is going to cost $1,000 to $1,500 or more... As for me, I'll spend the extra $50 and follow CLC's advice and use MAS. (Maybe down the road they'll test RAKA and give it their stamp of approval... Until then, I'll reserve the cheap epoxy on "throw-away dingies and skiff.")

Just a thought,


In Response to: Raka System Epoxy by Birch Robbins on Feb 3, 2007