I didn't know heat'n bond comes in sheets ... this is all
new to me!
I'm still trying to source a heavier Dacron than the 3.7oz avaiable at the
Montfort web site. Maybe it does not exist?
Also, I just realized I glued the skeg on, when I needed to do it AFTER the
skin is on :-( I think I can persuade it off with my Japanese pull saw.
Ah, the joys of being an amateur!
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com,
"Elliot Mednick" <elliot@...> wrote:
> Some of us doubled up on the Dacron on the very bottom, as described by
Platt. Use a
> sheet of Heat'n Bond between the layers, and make sure the grain of the
> is at a bias from the first layer. I have an Arrow 14, and I paddle on the
> coast of Maine. I launch by sitting down while it is still on rocks on the
> push away, so it scrapes along the rocks. No tears (or tears: -) yet.
> From: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> Behalf Of pjacobs55
> Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 12:30 PM
> To: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Black Fly building log.
> Well, that was worth a lot more than 2 cents!!! I'm saving you message and
> into your suggestions. I like the idea of finding a heavier Dacron, too.
> --- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> "aolsmile42" <peteringramjones@> wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> > Here's mt 2 cents worth. The nylon as described in Rober Morris' book
would be a
> tougher ooption for sure, especially coated with the Urethane that Corey
> uses at skinboats. I've used this twice now as well as building several of
> designs. Bear in mind that the Nylon will not shrink anything like the
> Nylon has to be sewn on TIGHT....and not like Robert Morris suggests
unless you can
> get it REALLY tight. Best shrinkage is achieved by wetting down the Nylon
> stitching as tight as possible while keeping it wet all the time. Final
> achieved once it dries and this is a one time only process, ie: you can't
> and expect more.....
> > And I gan't see how you're going to get a stitch pull in covering a
> > My suggestion is to find a heavier Dacron and stick to Plat's method,
> GABoats Dacron and use Corey Freedman's Urethane.
> > Cheers
> > Peter
> > --- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> "pjacobs55" <prjacobs@> wrote:
> > >
> > > For those interested, I'm keeping a running log of the
construction process of
> the Black Fly on my blog at
> > > http://www.sintacha.com
> > >
> > > Meanwhile, I ordered the Kevlar roving from Bette Monfort today.
> decided whether to skin with Dacron or Ballistic Nylon, as recommended in
> Morris's book "Building Skin-on-Frame Boats".
> > >
> > > As I plan to use it as a tender in Pacific Northwest waters, the
> like it might be tougher. Lots of time left to decide!
> > >
> > > Peter.
> > >