Thanks for the Yostwerks website link ... what amazing boats!
"Black Fly wanabee"
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, noneof yourbusiness <second_floor_loft@...> wrote:
> The I believe the heat-n-bond you have there will work. In my experience, it's not that critical. I got the original from GaBoats and got more at a local fabric shop. Performed just the same. I don't feel that the load is that great on it and after varnish and the rub rail is installed, it's not going anywhere.
> I'm not so sure about the dacron. If I remember correctly, it was a pretty close fit with the width I got from Gaboats. If it was smaller, it could be a challenge. Seems that I only had about two inches on each side at the beam to pull on when I was installing it. And, I'm not sure I'd like it any thinner either. I really do not know what difference a 3.5 versus 3.7 oz would make. Probably not enough to notice.
> There are alternatives. Ballistic nylon, vinyl, canvas, polyester, are all used for skin on frame boats. Try www.yostwerks.com for information on alternatives.
> Paul T