Lokking for water proof threads, supply store that has boat building materials.

Lokking for water proof threads, supply store that has boat building materials.

Post by stard.. » Mon, 16 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Hi,

I am looking for water proof threads for fixing sails. Any good advice
on fixing the plastic part?

Also looking for a store suppling material for boat building.

Thanks in advance,

                                                        Edwin

 
 
 

Lokking for water proof threads, supply store that has boat building materials.

Post by John Oliveir » Wed, 18 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hi,

> I am looking for water proof threads for fixing sails. Any good advice
> on fixing the plastic part?

> Also looking for a store suppling material for boat building.

> Thanks in advance,

>                                                         Edwin

There are 2 basic threads used in sails today. A Dabond2000 UVR
Polyester of many sixes like V69, V92 etc. There is also a Gortex thread
that you can destroy!! Most windsurf sails that are sewn together use
the polyester. You can buy this from a sailmaker, canvas shop and
sometimes a local fabric supplier in the recovering arena.
If you are unable to locate the thread or wish to purchase thread,
monofilm, mylar, dacron, needles etc we can help you with that but, so
can sailrite and others.
As for building building boats goto rec.boats.building  lots of topics
on that!

--

John Oliveira
Oliveira Sails
6345 Village Arbor
San Antonio, Texas 78250
1-210-521-0952
1-210-521-1361 fax
http://www.texas.net/users/nuksails/