View Full Version : Poly-Fiber for Skin on frame
06-20-2011, 10:07 AM
I came across it while looking for Dacron polyester, anyone have any experience with it?
06-20-2011, 12:41 PM
Personally I think that any of the aircraft fabrics are too light in my opinion. This is more of a gut feeling than experience though. They are designed for low weight and high strength, but planes don't tend to run into rocks or branches.
Lightest fabric I have used is 6oz on a backpack canoe, its really translucent, plenty light, but still durable (I run into a lot of things). Going to half the weight (3.4oz on that page) would make me nervous. I run 8oz on my regular day boat, and 12oz on my tripping kayak.
You can order skin boat fabric from Dyson, or from Corey Freedman of the skin-boat school.
06-21-2011, 04:35 PM
Way to light for any rough use, or for normal use in my opinion. I have settled on 8 oz polyester on all my boats unless they are going to see really rough use. Then I step up to 12 oz nylon.
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