European sources for polyester fabric?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by laukejas, May 29, 2014.

  1. laukejas
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    laukejas Senior Member

    Hi all,

    I have a project of 4m folding skin-on-frame lugger dinghy for the next summer. Almost all materials I need are available in my country - that is Lithuania, Europe.

    However, I cannot find polyester fabric, which I need to make my boat's skin (idea is sew the fabric around the frame, and paint with polyurethane for sealant). After a several day's search, I'm feeling like giving up.

    I can't find it on internet shops either. Nothing. I found few sources in USA, but shipping costs are unacceptable.

    What I need exactly is uncoated, untreated polyester fabric, 10-16oz per square foot, no less than 60in wide roll. I will be needing around 30 feet of it.

    I'm willing to pay 100$ for this fabric, including shipping.

    Fellow boatbuilders, please, help me out. I desperately need some sources in Europe or somewhere where shipping costs wouldn't be horrific. As of now, i have nothing :(
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