Dynel needed

Discussion in 'Materials' started by loftypeak, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. loftypeak
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    Hi all, a newbie here.
    I am presently building the Arch Davis design Penobscot 14, just about ready to turn the hull over. I have chosen to depart from Arch's design at the bow, where he has a seat, and have brought the bulkhead up to the gunwales so that I can fit a small foredeck, this will give me more bouyancy and storage. I had planned to cover this deck with canvas, but have read that Epoxy coated Dynel looks almost the same and is a much more robust finish. The problem is that Dynel is not available in the UK, and I only need a very small piece, in fact 1 sq. yd will do the job! I have tried Jamestown Distributors, but they have not responded to my email. So I'm wondering if anyone out there may have an offcut kicking around that I could buy and that would be willing to ship to me here in the UK? Fingers crossed and thanks.
     
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  3. loftypeak
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    loftypeak New Member

    Thanks

    That was quick! I have emailed them, thanks again.
     
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    loftypeak New Member

    Thanks for that, I have made an enquiry with them Cheers
     
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    I'd recommend you use Xynole, instead of Dynel, as it's twice as good at abrasion resistance than Dynel. Both of the materials are available on line and non-hazardous to ship. These two fabrics will not add any strength to the substrate, just abrasion resistance.
     
  7. loftypeak
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    Hi, I've never heard of Xynole, I picked up the Dynel idea from 'The Boatbuilders Apprentice', I hadn't heard of that either beforehand! The foredeck is too small for any practical purpose, so the finish is purely cosmetic. I have copper fittings from a 1906 6 meter that I plan to fit and I wanted something that is going to be in character. Thanks for your suggestion. Cheers
     

  8. rasorinc
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    One yard of cloth can be folded and put in a medium manila folder and shipped to GB for under $5.00. Regular letter to China costs me $1.45.
     
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