Re: [baidarka] waterproofing sewn seams

Stefano Moretti (
Wed, 20 May 1998 00:29:01 +0200

Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 00:29:01 +0200
From: Stefano Moretti <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] waterproofing sewn seams

Rich Frey wrote:
> len,
> 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.

Coated cordura is wonderful stuff, but I just came back from a journey
under the rain in Venice (The original one in Italy) and got SOAKED
through the sprayskirt that leaked trough sewn seams.

May we should start a new thread on this : how to waterproof sewn seams?

Bye, Stefano