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POLYESTER uncoated * 8 oz./6 oz* Oxford weave * 68" wide (See note below)
We have been selling this fabric since we opened and it has covered many boats. Unlike nylon polyester does not absorb water and loosen around the frame when it gets wet. Uncoated Polyester will also accept just about any finish unlike nylon. Paint, polyurethane, varnishes, etc. Even water based products.
Keep in mind that this is a loose weave fabric so you it will need to be sewn on carefully. Unlike nylon, I have always advocated sewing this on rather loose and then heat shrink it to the boat. I have recently found a stitch that allows you sew it on tight without the pull holes. Doing in the this way you are not depending on the heat to shrink and it will make for a tighter skin.
I recommend ordering 1 foot longer than your boat length. On wide boats such as the MessAbouts, order 2 extra feet.
PLEASE NOTE! I sent a sample of this fabric to another mill we work with and according to their analysis this is actually a 6 oz. per yard fabric, not an 8 oz. It is sold to us as an 8 oz. fabric by our supplier. Being that we are not experts in the field we have not way to know who it right so we want to be up front with you and let you know what we are told. It doesn't change that fact that this has been a good fabric and we have no plans
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