Buehler's main thesis is that there is no money tree in his backyard.
He says he tried bedding canvas in epoxy once and would never do it again.
I enjoyed his reference to "Miami Teak" which is supposedly used for boat
decks in the low rent districts of South Florida -- three or four layers of
tarpaper smeared with asphalt based roofing tar and covered with aluminum or
white "Cool-Dry" trailer roof paint.
He does like Arabol, as mentioned.
----- Original Message -----
From: "grant corson" <corson@...>
> What about using Dynel? A woven fabric, not glass, no itch
> or irritation, bed in epoxy and has the look of canvas.
> on 4/1/04 6:30 AM, Justin Meddock at jmeddock@... wrote:
> > In 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...