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Re: Skin-on-Frame: cotton duck canvas

: I've never seen a kayak skinned with it, but I've seen a much
: larger boat in action in the San Juans. A guy built the largest
: rowboat I've ever seen and had paddled it with his wife and all
: their camping gear to this remote beach I was camped on. He'd
: had the thing for years. Seemed very light and strong.

: Eric M.

Cotton canvas tends to have a longer life in saltwater too, less chance of rot.

Bill H.