Custom Boat Building does not need to be labour intensive. KSS gets rid of the onerous tasks in
handling sticky, smelly resin and abrading in order to achieve smooth surfaces. KSS changes the whole
atmosphere of the boat building shop. The process improves the work of the boat builder on the shop floor
and attracts a different type of boat builder. The enthusiasm of the men and women doing the job is visibly
improved, with benefit to the whole project.
The use of full size panels ensures fair lines for all parts of the structure. The feature, of being
able to apply the foam to one of the sandwich
skins, bend to shape and then set by adding the second skin, is essential to KSS. The typical panel is
produced by first applying the Gel coat to the table and allowing it to cure. The foam core and glass for
both skins, is laid out on the table dry. The resin infusion is set up and infusion itself takes an hour
for the largest panels. The vacuum pressure does the work, while the builder monitors the resin flow.
One person can produce the largest panels with complete confidence. Resin Infusion is reliable and ensures
a neat, clean job that is the best quality.
Markings are set out on the mould table before laminating and are transferred to the finished panels.
These include the stations and outlines of the various parts of the panel that are needed for the shaping
The deck edge moulding has become an important part of KSS. This feature enables us to apply a deck edge
radius to the hull panel while it is still on the table. The deck edge radius batten enables the builder
to apply a deck edge radius to the hull panel while it is still on the table. The batten is made using a
length of suitable plastic pipe and a steel angle. Set on the table along the sheer line, a beautiful
rounded sheer line is guaranteed after hull shaping.