Re: [baidarka] waterproofing canvas

Rich Frey (
Mon, 18 May 1998 17:52:27 -0500 (CDT)

Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 17:52:27 -0500 (CDT)
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From: (Rich Frey)
Subject: Re: [baidarka] waterproofing canvas


I will be making a sprayskirt in about two weeks. I decided to use up some
coated, brown cordura nylon left over from a project that fizzled out. The
coated cordura is very water resistant, stiff but not unbearably so, and
will probably outlast me. I have used it to make some custom camping
accessories. It is tough to sew with a regular sewing machine and I will
need to buy strong nylon thread...I may cut it and take it to a shoe repair
store for sewing.

I'll let you know if it works. You might also try uncoated tent nylon to
sew and then buy 'recoat' from campmor ( any camping
specialty store. I found a ready-made bungee cord with a red plastic ball
(fastener) at a local Ace hardware store, so I'm all set to sew.

good luck