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08-11-2001, 01:35 AM
I saw type of a canevas painted to put on deck plywood, any idea, where I can find it, how to apply it does it last ?
08-11-2001, 05:06 PM
I have canvass decks - I bought the boat with them on and they have lasted 5 years now but are looking very tatty and letting in the water.
They need to be kept hosed down regularly to have a long term lifespan - it would be much better to epoxy sheaf the decks if you're not concerned with originality
Classic Boatworks - Maine
08-12-2001, 07:05 PM
Canvas decks when well painted will not let in water and will last usually at least 20 years.
To install a canvas deck - use unshrunk, unbleached canvas duck. Lay it in wet paint, staple or tack the edges tight, then paint the canvas with canvas filler for a quick job or multiple coats of regular (oil based, marine grade) topside paint. Install trim to cover the tacked edges. Put a finish coat everything. This is long lasting and simple installation.
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