Hi Everyone, Thanks a million, especially to Gord, for the advice on putting on the second hull. It s now on. We applied it on a hot day and as it heated up inMessage 1 of 8 , Jul 8View SourceHi Everyone,
Thanks a million, especially to Gord, for the advice on putting on the second hull. It's now on. We applied it on a hot day and as it heated up in the sun it shrunk marvelously without a trace of a wrinkle. Then it got cool at night and it wrinkled up again!
It's cool (20C) today and it's all wrinkled. The wrinkles aren't bad but it's not pretty and, although I don't paddle for speed, they won't help.
Does anyone have a suggestion about this? We wound up applying the ballistic nylon over the dacron using a combination of stainless steel staples and Loctite PL (Canada: Lepage PL) construction adhesive, a urethane adhesive for the urethane coated side of the fabric. The wind blew the boat off the saw horses while it was drying after varnishing and it hit something sharp, but that didn't do a single thing to it, so at least it's more rugged.
I'd appreciate advice on this.
Hope that everyone's having a good summer. We have the worst mosquitoes here that anyone can remember but at least the black flies aren't too bad any more.
On Jun 20, 2013, at 8:46 PM, Lawrence H Pinto wrote:
I'm up in Northern Ontario where there are a lot of twigs that have punctured my dacron skin hull too many times to laugh about.
(In fact, the bugs are likely to puncture it this week, too; we're at the peak of their season as well.)
I've got 10 yards of "ballistic nylon' that I'd like to apply over the dacron hull but I am not sure what is the best way to do it. I don't want to remove the dacron.
Would you recommend:
1. Glue such as construction glue?
2. A second use of "Heat n' Bond' between the dacron and the ballistic nylon?
3. Staples from a rustproof material like stainless or bronze?
4. Tacks, again rustproof?
5. Something else.
PS I'm in Montreal River Harbour, which is between Sault Sainte Marie and Wawa, and is 100 km from any reasonable size store. It would be great to get it right the first time to save trips.