A shout out to Raka

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by IveofIone, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    I have been buying all of my fiberglass and epoxy from these guys and am pleased with their operation. The prices are good, service prompt, shipping minimal and best of all I really like working with their products. They have a variety of resins and hardeners of different speed to tailor your build to whatever the conditions are. A note about their shipping charges: They don't post shipping rates because they charge exactly what UPS charges and don't puff up their invoices with flat rate charges.

    And when I ask a question they answer. This may not seem like a big deal but it is surprising how many outfits have a 'contact us' site but never bother to respond to inquiries. I tried to get some information from a boat supply store in a nearby city and never heard a word back. I ended up buying on line with no tax and free shipping. I would rather have paid a little more and got the chance to handle the actual parts before I purchased them. Don't complain about how poor the economy is when you are a part of the problem.

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  2. Tom Palmer

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    Thanks for the positive words about Raka. I am planning on doing some boat building this summer and they look to be quite a bit cheaper then West System.

    Are you using the medium cure? What epoxy are you using?
     
  3. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    Tom, I am using the 127 low viscosity resin and the 608 medium cure. I have tried both the fast and slow cure but for my purposes the 608 medium seems to be the Goldilocks sweet spot. Pm me if you have questions.

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  4. Richard Torres

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    Again thank you Ive for the heads up on Raka as I'm planning on overhauling a pram in the future that my grandfather gave to me years ago.
     

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