Skin Boat update Part 3
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 4 - Part 5
Well, I got a little more done. Will probably finish the covering
by tomorrow. Got some other things I need to get done......like
go to town! I hate that! Rain stopped for a little while now.
Better git while the git'ns good! I'll send more pics when I
get the decks done.
I'm also going to check the weight
before I leave. Still fairly light! Hope she's under 20 pounds.
The only advantage I see so far is that the synthetic is a tougher
material than cotton canvas. I should have this thing done with
the coating on by Sunday...all the help decided to take off
someplace! Might get her wet Sunday if possible. Have to find
out how long that stuff has to cure. I'm thinking that a good
oil based polyurethane enamel would do just as well for coating
the nylon, and be about 1/3rd the price, but I still had to
try this. It's going to be a funky transparent yeller damn color,
and I wanna find a paint that will adhere to this stuff. I already
know I ain't gonna like the color. If she was a traditional
boat and everything else was varnished, that would be different
and she ain't so I'll have to paint her some color or another!But
I'll be able to use her as soon as this shit is dry or cured.
Like I said before. The objective
is a light boat I can easily handle, for fishing and to carry
on the TD. BUT...I don't have any problems with the blue skinboat
either way! Later Richard