35487Re: [bolger] Re: Canvas deck.
- Apr 1, 2004In Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding, he suggests as an alternative
to canvas covered or epoxy/glass decks using glass cloth set in a
water based lagging compound for steam pipes called Arabol.
I have no idea what the finished product looks like,
but I assume you get a canvas-like look and texture.
Anyway, worth a look, and BBB is worth reading too...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nels" <arvent@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 12:47 AM
Subject: [bolger] Re: Canvas deck.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, TOMCBRADY@C... wrote:
> > Hello John and Bob,
> > I will look on WoodenBoat that suggestion makes a lot of
> > The reason I was wondering about a painted canvas deck was
> as an
> > alternate, less toxic, less expensive but acceptable substitute for
> epoxy and
> > fiberglass.
> Hi Tom,
> I have a wood and canvas canoe and one of the reasons that canvas
> worked was that lead fillers and paint where the traditional
> preservativies for the cotton fabric. Regular paints won't work as
> well. However a canoe is also not exposed to the sun as much as a
> boat deck.
> Not sure how long a canvas deck would last in the Florida sun and
> climate. Then it takes special skills to install, much more than
> glass cloth, and it is likely more expensive.
> I would think painted MDO on the decks should work. How long do the
> highway signs last in Florida?
> Cheers, Nels
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