KSS in depth
New Booklet Explaining KSS.
Find out how KSS remains the leading edge of custom boat building. This booklet explains all you need
to know to make an informed decision towards making the change to build your next boat using KSS.
It describes the materials, build method, resin infusion, hull production, hull shaping, modular
assembly, and overall savings.
KSS Kits: A No Contest Comparison.
The popularity of kits has increased dramatically during the last six years. This article compares
the two Kit systems available worldwide; the KSS Kit, and the Duflex Kit. Find out what
advantages KSS Kits have compared to Duflex.
Kelsall Swiftsure Sandwich & Vacuum Resin Infusion Process.
Resin Infusion (RI) is the perfect partner to KSS build. This article explains what resin
infusion is, what KSS building system is, and why KSS and RI together provides the leading
edge for custom boat builders.
The Resin Infusion Story.
The story of the beginning of Resin Infusion and the magic that partners so well with the
Kelsall Swiftsure Sandwich (KSS) build method.
Upgrade for KSS - Half Hull Shaping.
Shaping of hulls is discussed in this article, along with the KSS set up. The set up has always
started on the mould table. Read about refinements made to the shaping of hulls and about KSS
Boat Building Workshops where ideas are trialled and solutions found.
The Simple Logic.
Kelsall designs and KSS is the only build method to be the subject of such intensity of
development, both in time and investment. Kelsall has achieved a standard of efficiency and of
build which owes everything to the best application of simple, logical technology. Read how
Kelsall and KSS and RI will boost your project, whatever the type, style or size of catamaran.
The Core of the Sandwich.
Derek Kelsall shares his knowledge and research about Sandwich Composite Structures and the core
materials. It is a topic that Derek has more direct invovement and experience in than anyone.
Find out why promotion of alternatives to foam core (like Balsa, Nidacore and Polycore) is
KSS Advantages and The Strange Truth about Custom Boat Building.
The advantages of KSS are set out here. Find out why KSS is the answer to inefficient, time
consuming, labour intensive boat building methods. KSS Boat Building Workshops are held around
the world, several times a year. See KSS and never look back.
The new - "Kelsall Cat Rig".
The twin wing rig with a difference, a rig for catamarans, which just makes sense. Safer, excellent all round performance,
lowest loading on all parts of the rig and structure, easy to handle, takes the hard work out of down wind steering,
reef down wind, dump at least half the sail area on any tack and you can either build it or buy it.
No need for lots of carbon either.
The Catamaran Rig.
This article considers the options for the typical catamaran sail plan. It examines the need for
runners on the standard cat rig. Rotating masts and wings. Find out about the free-standing twin
wings rig on KSS 54 Cool Change.