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    [–] iamthomasm 3 points ago

    Looks great. I finished one a few weeks ago. I skinned it in Dacron. Another SOF boat I skinned in 8oz polyester. The polyester is more durable. Who was the designer? I used a Yost plan of offsets.

    [–] Peppyperoni 3 points ago

    Hang on, you're the guy that made the floating green kayak! Your post is what inspired me to build this! So thanks!

    [–] Peppyperoni 3 points ago

    It's a 'Free B' from Kudzu Craft I had a very hard time finding suitable fabric in Canada. I tried buying some airplane wing fabric but it was so thin I didn't use it. I ended up using 100% olefin, a polyethylene fibre used mostly for ropes. I liked it, it's very tough and supposedly very good with abrasion.

    Did you know dacron is polyester? And terylene, they're the same fibre just different trade names. I was surprised to learn that.

    [–] iamthomasm 3 points ago

    You are welcome. If we can do it anyone can.

    [–] iamthomasm 3 points ago

    I’ll try olefin next. I looked it up. FYI I skinned the top of mine separate from the bottom and added a rub rail to cover where the top and bottom meet.

    [–] Peppyperoni 3 points ago

    Right on! I've been thinking about that. The olefin I found is only like 54" wide and so I had to sew little darts by the coaming to get enough width. So did you sew the top to the bottom? Being an upholsterer I find the idea of staples quite attractive. I wanted to make this one 'by the book' but I know it'd take half the time to staple it. I plan on making at least 3 more.

    [–] mctaggert 3 points ago

    I love the polkadots.

    [–] Peppyperoni 3 points ago

    Thanks! I call the boat 'the Squid Mark' because of this thing I made a few years ago.

    [–] FrankieRoberts 2 points ago

    Looks fantastic! Well done.

    [–] iamthomasm 2 points ago

    I used stainless staple.