[baidarka] saggy skins

Kirk Olsen (kolsen@imagelan.com)
Mon, 11 May 1998 09:28:28 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 09:28:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Kirk Olsen <kolsen@imagelan.com>
To: baidarka <baidarka@lists.intelenet.net>
Subject: [baidarka] saggy skins

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From: Ben Collman <collmanb@jsd.k12.ak.us>
Subject: Re:saggy skins

I made a query a couple of months ago about sagging skins and got one
response. I would appreciate replies from anybody else with any insights.

I'm building a West Greenland skin boat. Three friends have finished
theirs. In each of the first two cases (the 3rd hasn't had time yet) the
skins were initially tight. After painting, they stayed tight until they
were moved outdoors, at which time a LOT of slack appeared in the skins.

We are using heavy nylon skin from Dyson, and painting it with neoprene and
hypalon. Can anybody - the more responses the better - offer me any
insights into what is happening and how I can avoid it? I am at the point
of painting my boat now, and want to avoid the same problem.

Thanks in advance.

Ben Collman