Epoxy Resin Infusion
All hulls and decks are manufactured using the very latest Epoxy Resin Infusion techniques.This process ensures perfect resin to laminate consistency and ultimately a much stiffer moulded part. This is another step forward in technology for the Solo with the most successful racing record since 2007 to present day.
The build specification of each hull has been carefully designed to maximise weight concentration, stiffness and skin strength. Due to the unique cockpit floor design ” a first for the Solo class” this is arguably the stiffest production Solo on the market today.
Note:- the top right picture clearly showing the unique one piece bulkhead design showing the buoyancy tank dividers set further aft for much greater structural integrity in the shroud area unlike the flush plywood bulkhead design further forward used by other builders.
Biaxial cloth is used in both the inner and outer skins of the boat with perforated close cell structural foam bonded between. Various thicknesses of foam are used throughout the boat. This combination provides the ultimate strength and durability required from this cutting edge Solo design. Below is both hull followed by the deck of Matt Howards new Solo 5311 under a vacuum bag.
Much time and effort was spent working within the tight constraints of the class rules to develop and construct a deck mould that not only performs well ergonomically but adds considerably to the aesthetics and most importantly overall hull strength.
Manufactured using the same materials as the hull, the deck also displays the same strength and toughness characteristics as the hull.
The hull & deck are bonded together with a unique blend of epoxy & additives to provide what we believe to be the stiffest Solo currently available.