Apr 19, 2011 at 9:24 am #1272507
OK what have you guys been smoking around here? Got some seamstick C3 from sailrite, has less stick than the other stuff i've been using, wont' even pulloff the mylar.Apr 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm #1726791
Steven EvansBPL Member
I actually talked with Tim Marshall about this last week. I have no real reason why it works well for me other than I heat and press it after bonding. However, I think he has had the same issues as you.Apr 19, 2011 at 7:15 pm #1726821
Steven, i'll try that. good thing i've got two u09 coming. Tape will be ok for temp mock up.Apr 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm #1727190
oops, hear that, dropped a pin.
Turned out ok , sea sock, just need to glue the seams. Heat seems to help, i'll see how it ages but its hard even to get the backing off with pulling the adhesive.
Apr 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm #1727193
Nice sea sock! You need to come down and visit Corey in Anacortes one of these days….Apr 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm #1727197
Konrad .BPL Member
Steven, Ziff– how are you guys applying heat to the seams? ThanksApr 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm #1727206
What are your thoughts on cinching it around the coaming? I've seen multiple ideas thrown around, curious where you might be headed… (I can see from the pictures that your mockup is using a simple cinch line –which might be the most effective — but I was just curious if you've thought otherwise)
I should really make a "mock" sea sock before I skin my Baidarka… getting the right fit will be MUCH easier… Hmm… you've added one more thing for me think about (as if building my kayak wasn't enough) haha.
Cheers.Apr 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm #1727287
Used an iron on '3' setting, but i wouldnt get too excited about it, helps a little, but you can still pull it apart to correct your mistakes.
never gave it much thought, i know it has to be tight enough so that when you pull the thing out full of water it stays put. I've got a tight space[ good depth] in the channel under the combing, got leave room for a spray skirt. I'm using 1/8 shock cord at the momment, may not be strong enough, what were you thinking?Apr 21, 2011 at 8:15 am #1727472
I'm not sure myself — I'd want to test different methods. Few resources I've read:Apr 21, 2011 at 7:08 pm #1727761
thats how you make them! interesting article, concur about the fabric tests, they seem to loosen up when wet.Apr 23, 2011 at 12:59 am #1728308
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