Picture of Cozy Boat Episode 2: A New Skin
The Cozy Boat finally needed a new skin.
Seagull poop ate holes in the cotton denim skin. Then the seagulls pecked at the holes to see if it had tasty guts. They pecked right through the closed cell foam layer. Now you couldn't use the boat at all without getting a wet butt.
Ray and Chloe volunteered to make a new skin.

Step 1: Old and Broken

Picture of Old and Broken
Here's what the old skin looked like. It lasted a few years, but the seagulls were wrecking it.
Peel it off, exposing the closed-cell foam layer underneath.
kidavists2 months ago

I Love Your Boat! Gets my brain going about using your techniques in different projects.


Mikeyfl2 years ago
Well done, a nice job, plus you have a lovely assistant that can Row while you relax
Foaly75 years ago
You could potentially use the tarp as a skin to begin with and not have to replace it later, right?
dla8885 years ago
As kids we (the neighborhood kids) used an old plastic bathtub as a boat. It was real easy to use once you got the hang of it.
macrumpton5 years ago
You might want to try a technique from modern skin on frame kayaks and apply a Dacron skin which can be heat shrunk with a heat gun to fit, and then coated with a sealant. It would give you a tauter smoother skin and the sealant would take care of any lashing holes.
I love it as much as those kids do. (Hopefully they don't hate it, and then the step title has to be changed.) +5/5 stars.
gmoon7 years ago
Ah, nice! I'm "fav"ing this one, and taking notes--I've got an old Klepper, but the skin is shot...
Very Cool! Great Instructable!