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 Post subject: Tips on Skinning
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:49 pm
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Hi All,

I am trying to skin my 15' Sea Tour and I am finding it difficult to minimize the wrinkles. The wrinkles are not just between chine and gunwale, but they actually wrap around the gunwale and therefore gluing the deck will be a challenge (impossible?).

I would estimate my operating temp to be about 7-10 celcius (40 F).

I would appreciate any hints that you found helpful. Is the temperature working against me and would it work better in a warmer environment?

Thanks

Darren


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 Post subject: Re: Tips on Skinning
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:21 am 
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Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:44 am
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Location: Chicago
It is OK if the wrinkles occur above the gunwale. The skin of the deck section will extend below the gunwale and cover all the wrinkles. Also, 40F may be too cold and harden the PVC skin. You may use a heater to warm it up. Don't tighten the skin too much because you may have problem later when you try to fold or assemble your boat. Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Tips on Skinning
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 1:27 am 
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Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:37 pm
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I don't know if you have solved you skinning problems yet, but I used the Thomas Ziegler way. He found his Sea Ranger was becoming all wrinkly and decided to reskin in 3 parts on the lower half. This means bottom (chine-keel-chine) one part, sides (from chine to gunwale) two times one part. It worked for me. I post some pics later.

good luck! Erik


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 Post subject: Re: Tips on Skinning
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:29 pm 
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As promised. You can see the wear and tear clearly, but the skin is still tight with no wrinkles whatsoever.

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