Re: [baidarka] waterproofing canvas

wayne steffens (
Tue, 26 May 1998 00:12:18 -0500

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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 00:12:18 -0500
From: wayne steffens <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] waterproofing canvas
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At 02:07 PM 5/21/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >Yes contact cement works well. I have built 3 folding kayaks using
>canvas cemented to plywood panels. It is waterproof, very strong and
>repairs are easy. I even glued to pieces of canvas together to form the
>hull on one boat because I did not have a single piece big enough. The
>seam is on the bottom where it could cause trouble if it came apart. No
>sign of the seam separating or leaking yet. I understand contact cement
>also contains urethane rubber.
> this mean I can throw out my sewing needles?