Several years ago, I installed vinyl D-rings on my foam core kevlar Prism using vinybond, just as I had done before on my Rx boats. I seem to recall generally following the instructions on the Voyageur website. The strength of the adhesion has never been really tested. I've not swamped the Prism with a week's worth of gear strapped down, etc. Still, the vinybond seems to have held up really well. I have no, zip, nadda experience with epoxy/fiberglass/kevlar do-it-yourself projects. The vinybond seems bomb-proof on royalex and has been tested in those boats.<br />
Now, I'm outfitting a kevlar ultralight Vagabond. Should I just do what has worked for me before, or should I go ahead and learn about epoxy/resin and "glass in" some 1" web loops? I've seen the suggestion to glass in loops before, but I'm having no success in searching the archives on this question.
Glassing in the loops will be stronger, but is the vinybond strong enough anyway on epoxy/kevlar, when installed properly? What is really involved in glassing in the loops? What material/brands/web-sources-for-purchase would you recommend? Are "epoxy" and "glassing" even the proper terms (I suppose glass in refers to fiberglass)? Common pitfalls?
Your expertise is appreciated.