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gnrgunner posted 09-03-2001 04:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for gnrgunner   Send Email to gnrgunner  
I have a 1983 13' sport that I am converting into a super sport. I have all the wood lined up, but I have a problem with the plasic rear and underseat compartments. I e-mailed Chuck Bennet at Whaler and found out that the plastic material is called Kydex and that Whaler no longer supplied it. He told me to look for a local supplier that could cut and mold it for me. However, so far my search has turned up nothing. This material seems to be very popular as material for sheaths for knives. Does anyone know of a Kydex supplier or the OEM source?
Also, I got a quote from CMI marine for the SS super sport rails at the price of $636. do you think it would be possible for me to have a canvas shop to cut and bend the rails at a lower price? Thanks a lot.

Brad

Mullet posted 09-03-2001 05:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mullet  Send Email to Mullet     
May want to try contacting Kydex directly. Companies like this tend to be helpful in helping you find where to buy. www.kydex.com Located in Aiken SC
gnrgunner posted 09-04-2001 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for gnrgunner  Send Email to gnrgunner     
I e-mailed Kydex and was told that they only distribute to certain suppliers and that I should check with whaler. I don't think that the lady who responded read my e-mail very well. So I just did complete circle and am back where I started. Does anyone have any other ideas?
Chap posted 09-04-2001 03:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Possible source.

A & C Plastic Products, Inc.
Sales Department
6035 Northdale, Houston, Texas 77087-5095
713-645-4915, fax 713-640-2541
E-mail- plastic@acplasticsinc.com

You might find that Starboard would provide more support for a bottom.

Chap

Sam Collins posted 09-04-2001 04:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sam Collins  Send Email to Sam Collins     
A member of the forum lives in Aiken, Just can't put the name to the town right now. Which is one reason we need a members location map.
lhg posted 09-04-2001 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
It's "Maverick".

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