RE: [baidarka] lashing and Snow Seal

Patrick Pierquet (
Fri, 8 May 1998 06:59:44 -0500

From: Patrick Pierquet <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: RE: [baidarka] lashing and Snow Seal
Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 06:59:44 -0500

I considered using that tying tool you referred to. But I decided
against hand lashings are much tighter than the lashings from a
tool like this. If you try it, let us know how it works out.

- Patrick in Minnesota

> -----Original Message-----
> From: stephen []
> Sent: Thursday, May 07, 1998 9:39 PM
> To:
> Subject: [baidarka] lashing and Snow Seal
> Has anyone used plastic cable ties or Tywraps as lashing? I know it
> would be
> faster to assemble. They make a little gun like tool to tension and
> then
> cutoff the excess in one squeez. I know someone will say it has no
> soul,but
> I'll be doing great if I can finnish a project before I loose
> interest.
> How well does Snow-seal work? I think Mr. Brink mentions useing it in
> his book.
> At my harware store I see it comes in a gray primer and a white top
> coat. Is
> it normal to use both? I'm talking about the rubberized plastic paint
> for
> roof coating. I've never used it. I'm wondering if it workes equally
> well on
> nylon cloth (from G. Dyson) or on cotton canvas?
> BTW my copy of The Aleutian Kayak just fits perfectly into an old
> empty
> GODIVA chocolates box. It's gold! And it brings an inner smile!
> Cheers,Steve Yahn