I am also a first time builder of this type of boat. I also was
unable to get the Dacron to fit on the bias. I had no problems with
the Dacron being on the square.
I did secure the Dacron to the keelson. This allowed me to tension
the fabric as I secured it to the gunnel.
The instructions also said to have an additional 8 inches below the
gunnel which I could not acheive. No problem as long as I had
enough to hold on to so I could pull down as I secured the edge.
I was plesently surprised at how well the process went and with the
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
, "ekmanemil" <ekmanemil@...>
> I have put heat n bond on everywhere and draped the Dacron over the
> frame. The video and the written instructions on how to place the
> Dacron on a bias are unclear. Hence, I have fitted the Dacron the
> way it is possible and that is that. The instructions call for a
> of heat n bond down the keelson but there is never a mention on
> to fasten the Dacron to the heat n bond along the keelson. Logic
> suggests that the Dacron be heated along the keelson after the
> is secured everywhere else. I would appreciate any help in this.