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Stamoid questions

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Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
Printed Date: 05 December 2022 at 11:38am

Topic: Stamoid questions
Posted By: herdiamond
Subject: Stamoid questions
Date Posted: 14 July 2008 at 7:04pm
Sorry if this has been asked, but I have not been able to find it.
I am replacing a cockpit cover on a fishing boat.  I believe the current cover is Stamoid (if not it's very similar).  Here are my questions - Should I use the 8.3oz or 12.7oz (I think it's currently 8.3 since it doesn't appear to be vinyl coated on the underside)?  Next - what size needle and size/type of thread should I use (I've been using v-92 Dabon polyester for Sunbrella).  Lastly what about reinforcement for snaps?  For Sunbrella I've been using 1-1/2" polyester webbing.  Would I use the same material or use 2" Stamoid facing?
P.S.  This boat is in a relatively harsh environment - Salt air (docked at the New Jersey shore) and is in the water from May until late December/early January.

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 14 July 2008 at 10:46pm

Hi Jeff,

I like the 12.7 oz because it is easier to clean on both sides. But if you want the lighter weight of the 8.3 oz for storage and ease of installation then go with the lighter version. Use a #18 needle and V-92 thread. Webbing or facing would both work fine for snap reinforcement.

Please see - for more details on outdoor fabrics.

Thanks, Matt



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