Browne: I think the diagonal is very important. It allows the fabric to be pulled/shrunk/cajoled into place with the compound curves of the boat. That said, IMessage 1 of 2 , Jul 25, 2008View Source
I think the diagonal is very important. It allows the fabric to be pulled/shrunk/cajoled into place with the compound curves of the boat. That said, I feel that the four inch overhang is less important...For me at least, more about something to hold onto. Care will be needed when ironing the fabric to the gunnel (gunwale) to keep fingers out of the way. If you haven't cut the material, I'd call or email gaboats and explain your situation. Stories of their willingness to assist customers are legion.
--- On Fri, 7/25/08, Browne Altman <1elrodqfudpucker@...> wrote:
From: Browne Altman <1elrodqfudpucker@...>
Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Help on covering
Date: Friday, July 25, 2008, 3:13 PM
I am working on a Westport Dingy and need some help on covering it.
The instructions say to be sure to have a 4 inch overhang below the
gunnel but the cloth supplied is not wide enough even if it is laid
square rather than diagonaly.
How important is the amount of overhang? How can I join a second piece
of Dacron to the first piece if necessary?
If I lay the Dacron square it extends an inch below the gunnel. This
raises the question "How important is it to have the Dacron laid
Thanks in advance for your assistance.