9 oz polyester

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POLYESTER uncoated * 9 oz. * Plain weave * 66" wide

New fabric (Sep 20, 2018) 

This is tight weave fabric with a fairly smooth finish. Easy to sew without the pull holes you would get with the original 8 oz we sold for so many years. Finishes soak in well rather than just sitting on the surface.

There is some shrinkage left in the fabric but we still recommend sewing it on tightly rather than depending on the fabric to shrink to get it tight on the boat.

I recommend ordering 1 foot longer than your boat length. On wide boats such as the MessAbouts, order 2 extra feet.



WARNING One of my clients used Coelan as a coating and it caused the skin to wrinkle horribly. This fabric may be not compatible with Coelan.

FOLLOW UP (2/23/2021)
I am seeing more and more reports of this fabric relaxing with Paint such as Rustolem also. We have been unable to figure out what is causing this. 

I am going to recommend that if you don't want wrinkles use one of our other fabrics.

Reviewed by Richard W, 07/08/2020

Been using this fabric for many years. Skinned the curlew (twice) and a stonefly canoe. Never any issues and it sews beautifully and heat shrinks wonderfully.

Reviewed by Rex L, 10/03/2019

I have used this fabric on two cast aways the first one me and my grandson built for him and I liked it so much that I built one for myself. on the first one we used the standard stich and srank it with a iron where there were no wrinkels and painted it with rustolem oil base paint. It was fine for about two weeks but then it started to show wrinkels witch got werse over time and now the whole kayak is covered with wrinkels. So having allredy bout the fabric for the second kayak I thot that we just didn't get it sooed on tite enoufe so on the second kayak I used the double cored stich and made shure to get the fabric very tite and srounk it even titer like a drum and painted with rustolem oil it was fine for about two months then the rinkels started to show up like the first one and now I have two kayaks with wrinkels in the skin

Reviewed by Tony S, 05/22/2019

I used this fabric on a stonefly canoe and was very pleased with the results. I used oil based polyurethane and got a little bit of slackness in the centre between the gunwale and the first stringer after coating. I found it easy to sew and stretch but I am not sure how much shrinkage occurred with the ironing. Maybe I was worried about melting it so didn't have the iron hot enough but as I didn't have any wrinkles before coating I thought it was tight enough. I might try heating it with a heat gun from the inside to remove the minor wrinkling but once again I don't won't to melt it. Anyway I would recommend it.