How Much Fabric Do I Need?

The information below relates to the V2 DIY Packraft plans (plans are not available for the newer V3), 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 V2 packraft with a single-layer floor, 5 m of fabric is sufficient.
  • For a Small V2 packraft with a double-layer floor, 6 m of fabric is sufficient.
  • For a Small V2 packraft with 40D tubes and a 210D floor, you will need 4 m of 40D and 2 m of 210D fabric.
  • For a Small V2 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.
  • The V2 DIY Packraft was not designed with 420D or 1000D floor fabric in mind, but they can be used. You will need 2 m of 420D or 1000D to make a floor.

 

  • For a Medium V2 packraft with a single-layer floor, 5 m is sufficient.
  • For a Medium V2 packraft with a double-layer floor, 6 m is sufficient.
  • For a Medium V2 packraft with 40D tubes and a 210D floor, you will need 4 m of 40D and 2 m of 210D.
  • For a Medium V2 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.
  • The V2 DIY Packraft was not designed with 420D or 1000D floor fabric in mind, but they can be used. You will need 2 m of 420D or 1000D to make a floor.

 

  • For a Large V2 packraft with a single-layer floor, 5 m is sufficient.
  • For a Large V2 packraft with a double-layer floor, 6 m is sufficient.
  • For a Large V2 packraft with 40D tubes and a 210D floor, you will need 4 m of 40D and 2 m of 210D.
  • For a Large V2 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.
  • The V2 DIY Packraft was not designed with 420D or 1000D floor fabric in mind, but they can be used. You will need 2 m of 420D or 1000D to make a 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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