Hi all, new here. Hailing from the lowcountry of South Carolina.
I recently built a SOF canoe using the Little Chief plans out of a magazine from the 1950’s. I purchased a 10 ounce polyester fabric from George Dyson. The fabric was a little challenging to work with for a first-timer, but not too bad. I stretched it using a heat gun and steam iron. As I was doing that, it kept relaxing. I was under the impression that poly wouldn’t do that. However, by going back over it a few times I was able to get it taut.
I applied three coats of Rustoleum oil based marine paint, and it looked great. About a week later, the skin relaxed again. Now it looks…disappointing. I am attaching some pics here, if anyone has any insight into what is going on I would greatly appreciate it.