Re: [Airolite_Boats] Re: New member building Snowshoe 14
- View SourceGreat tips. New way of doing it. I really wanted two layers, but wasn't sold on the heat and bond as a continuous film to bind both fabric layers together. It sounds like your process accomplished the goal of binding both layers and hiding any seams on the inside of the boat. I love it.
Thanks, Richard Bertram
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Thanks for the clarification … from earlier posts it was unclear as to how much HnB was applied between the layers of Dacron … seemed to me folks were using sheet HnB which would imply the entire section was covered prior to applying the second covering of Dacron…. Am I incorrect in my assumption??
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Just to be clear I did not cover the entire surface between the two layers of Dacron with Heat `n Bond sheets. (Was that what I read that others on this forum did?) Anyway, I simply applied Dacron using the normal method only to the desired stringer. This sort of tacks the inside layer on, but that's about all. Then shrunk this layer enough to get rid of ripples but not too much. And then added the complete outer layer as normal. That is 7/8" glue on keel and gunwales.
I use oil-based Varathane to coat the Dacron, and as the Varathane seeps through the cloth it will dry/cure to lock the inner layer. Very stable, doesn't use much cloth or glue, and noticeably more durable.