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10-16-2017 01:35 AM

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Hi Lumberjocks in the Atlanta area and nearby -

In case you were looking for something to do next Sunday why don’t you check out the Maker Faire Atlanta 2017

Oct. 22, 2017—SUNDAY
10AM – 6 PM
The Georgia Freight Depot.

More information and FREE Tickets and Directions can be found HERE.

It’s the greatest show and tell experience you’ll attend.

I will be participating this year and will have my Tyvek boats (canoe & baidarka) on display if you want to check them out in person.

Sorry I won’t have the sand and water.

Hope you can make it and hope to see you there.


(aka Tyvekboy)

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 10-16-2017 02:01 AM

Would like to see your boats, but too far away.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 10-16-2017 02:39 AM

... and FREE Tickets

- tyvekboy

I’m not greedy, I’ll have only 1… plane ticket…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 10-16-2017 07:58 AM

Wish I could make it but it’s 4+ hours’ drive each way and I have a wife and 5 children that would have to come with me. 4 of the children are pretty well centered in the whine and scream stage, so you would have to be giving away free boats for it to be worth enduring 8 or 10 hours in the minivan with the whole crew.

Meanwhile, I was going to ask you a bit about Tyvek. I’ve got a little baggage trailer (low top, about 3×7 foot) which is made of plywood painted with exterior house paint. It’s not holding up too well in the weather so I was thinking of wrapping it in Tyvek. A did a little reading and found that the manufacturer recommends no more than 90 to 120 days sun exposure before the stuff is covered by sheathing. I’m sure you don’t store your boats outside, but what is your experience with Tyvek exposed to sunlight?


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#4 posted 10-16-2017 03:14 PM

Paul -

I do store my boats indoors. I made my canoe in 2005 and so far it still has the original covering. There are a few patches here and there but for the most part it has held up.

Tyvek will start to deteriorate after a while if exposed to UV. Made a grill cover with Tyvek and it lasted less than a year before falling apart. I’ve thought of painting tyvek with exterior house paint to see if it would hold up better. Haven’t done that experiment yet.

Even if you fiber-glassed the trailer, storing it outside in direct sunlight may affect it too. Might want to build a storage shed to store the trailer.


-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 10-16-2017 05:55 PM

COOL boats…

That one looks like a King sized Kayak!!
... have never seen on like that before…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#6 posted 10-16-2017 08:35 PM

This is a great show. Hope I can make it.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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