There is actually a ''proper'' canvas for canvasing a deck. There used to be a company who advertised in WoodenBoat Magazine that sold both white lead and canvas for canvassing as deck. I beleive that Chappelle''s ''Boat Building'' has a good section on how to canvas a deck but with my copy in storage I can''t say for sure.
When I wanted to do the deck on my Folkboat, I could only find 54" wide rolls of canvas and so needed to seam the canvas on the centerline. Length was no problem.
01-25-2002 05:35 PM
Ask this at woodenboat.com and you''ll get 200 answers. Someone will likely have different versions depending upon the weave of the canvas you use.
01-25-2002 03:57 PM
I am re-covering the deck of a 1966 20'' wooden scow. I am pretty sure that I am going to go back with canvas. Can anyone tell me where I can get a piece of canvas, say 23''x7'', to cover with or am I going to have to use more than one piece.
Also, does anyone know where I can find the proper procedures for laying canvas. I suppose that I can figure it out myself but I would feel more comfortable if someone someone would tell me the important things to be sure of before getting started. Any tips may be helpful.