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Re: Skin-on-Frame: how many laters of glass cloth

Dale,

Just a few comments.
Nylon will not heat shrink - it relaxes with moisture, which is why you wet it, then stretch it by force. So that in the water it will not relax to be loose.
So I like your decision to use Dacron, and Dyson is a good source.
I suggest you do a test before you cover your boat.
Order a little extra cloth, build a "frame like flat shape" and then skin it with whatever method you want. The heat shrink the cloth with an iron or a heat gun. Paint it too.
A little practice will make you feel better before you start on the boat.
Then you can test it for damage tolerance just for fun. I usually use an 18" long flat bladed screwdriver, hitting it with the blade end. You will find that it takes a great deal of strength to cause a small puncture.

Dave Gentry designs boats for covering similar to your stated method.
I think you don't need to tack the cloth along the keel.

Have fun.

I have some extra cloth - if you want some to make a test part. I cut it too short for even the smallest boat.

Marc

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