Does or has - anyone ever done a comparison spreadsheet or similar to compare cloth/fabric weights between the various types of composite materials?
I ask, because I was asked in an email - if there is any cross-reference charts that show fabric weight and thickness comparisons? As an example, I have found nothing less than 3 oz. carbon, yet in fiberglass there are weights down to 1/2 oz. Most carbon being easily found and sold "seems" to be in the 5 oz. range - and Kevlar seems to follow with size/weights more closely tied to carbon cloth than to fiberglass cloth. I was unable to provide an answer, so thought I would ask here.
Since Carbon and Kevlar are so light in weight - does the weight difference make up for the higher weight per ounce - and does the width of the cloth play any role when weights are advertised? It would seem not as weight is usually oz./sq. yard - or grams/sq. cm.
Basic question was would a hull of 5 oz. carbon be lighter in eventual weight than a hull of (perhaps) 2 layers of 1 or 2 oz. cloth? My initial response would be no - even if resin weight were disregarded - but the two layers would seem to have less pin-hole possibilities than only one layer of the heavier weight carbon.
Anyone care to offer their opinions?