How Much Fabric Do I Need?

The information below relates to the V2 DIY Packraft plans, and the recommendations are based on these assumptions:

  1. You will make your packraft with the TPU side of the fabric on the outside of the tubes. If you want to make your packraft with the TPU coating on the inside of the tubes, more fabric may be required.
  2. You purchase fabric from the DIY Packraft shop. Fabrics from other suppliers may not be as wide, so confirm the usable width before ordering. (Note that the usable width is less than the total width, due to the frayed and uncoated edges, called the “selvage.”)

Fabric required:

  • For a Small packraft with a single-layer floor, 5 m of fabric is sufficient.
  • For a Small packraft with a double-layer floor, 6 m of fabric is sufficient.
  • For a Small packraft with 40D tubes and a 210D floor, you will need 4 m of 40D and 2 m of 210D fabric.
  • For a Small packraft with seams and floor a different colour from the tubes, you will need 4 m of the tube colour and 2 m of the seam/floor colour. This will be enough for either a single or double-layer floor.

 

  • For a Medium packraft with a single-layer floor, 5 m is sufficient.
  • For a Medium packraft with a double-layer floor, 6 m is sufficient.
  • For a Medium packraft with 40D tubes and a 210D floor, you will need 4 m of 40D and 2 m of 210D.
  • For a Medium packraft with seams and floor a different colour from the tubes, you will need 4 m of the tube colour and 2 m of the seam/floor colour. This will be enough for either a single or double-layer floor.
  • For a Medium packraft with a black double floor, and red, blue, and yellow tubes,

 

  • For a Large packraft with a single-layer floor, 5 m is sufficient.
  • For a Large packraft with a double-layer floor, 6 m is sufficient.
  • For a Large packraft with 40D tubes and a 210D floor, you will need 4 m of 40D and 2 m of 210D.
  • For a Large packraft with seams and floor a different colour from the tubes, you will need 4 m of the tube colour and 2 m of the seam/floor colour. This will be enough for either a single or double-layer floor.

 

Don’t forget your seat!

  • For a Seat without a back rest, you will need 1 m of fabric (there will be about 0.5 m left over – enough for baffles for an inflatable floor or another small project such as a back rest).

Spray deck:

  • Small – 1 m
  • Medium – 1 m
  • Large – 2 m

Spray skirt: 1 m

 

2 thoughts on “How Much Fabric Do I Need?

  1. How much fabric would I need to make two medium sized rafts with 40d tubes and 210d floors + two 40d seats?

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