Cloth and tape staggered edges

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by bobbrown, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. bobbrown
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    bobbrown Junior Member

    Ply on frame, 1/4” ply, 2-6 oz cloth, 2-4” seam tape.
    Should the cloth still overlap the seam tape
    If I put the tape on first and offset the edges 1/2 to 1 inch …. Should the cloth edge fall on the tape or extend past the tape for better transition?
    Thanks all
  2. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    By all means overlap and extend for best transition.
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  3. kapnD
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    kapnD Senior Member

    The overlap is what marries the sections together, makes the skin continuous.
    Sure, it causes some sanding and fairing, but not overlapping is doomed to fail.
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