Reading about your woven rip-stop material I was interested in finding out more about it. I am planning a project for a “Skin-on-frame” Kayak, and I have been trying to determine what material to use as the skin.
I would be interested in finding out more about this material, whether you retail it by the yard or could direct me to a manufacturer or retailer, so that I could obtain spec.s or a sample or both.
I don’t think this material would work too well for a kayak because, although the material is extremely rip-stop, it can be punctured or abraded. Therefore, you couldn’t drag the kayak across rocks.
I made a kayak, using a regular blue tarp, green willow shoots and our Grip Clip tarp fasteners, in four hours. You might want to check out our website with many photos of the kayak construction at www.gripclip.com/kayakassem.html.