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Boatsie
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Toilik

Postby Boatsie » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:24 pm

Is it expensive to waterproof hide?
Our sea Lions and fur seals are low in numbers and protected. I can't imagine shark tasting the best, we cull 3.5 million kangaroos yearly and plenty of cattle too. Is land mammal leather waterproof able? Just looking for simple projects. Was wondering please how you guys seal seal skin. Besides the holes to fit, how to coat to prevent water weight.
Is it expensive to waterproof hide?

Boatsie
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Tuiliq

Postby Boatsie » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:58 pm

I meant Tuiliq. Be something to do that's all

Camanche73
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Re: Toilik

Postby Camanche73 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:12 am

Why?? Modern neoprene or aquatherm type decks are so much more convenient, and I would think a lot more waterproof. cost of a hide, thread, sealant would be more than a custom made deck.

Boatsie
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Re: Toilik

Postby Boatsie » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:09 pm

It could keep a friend occupied is why reasoning here. I read on another forum that a bloke had worn his suit, big seas, rolled a couple of times and arrived at the function dry. Wondering if kangaroo hide is sealable because I like to stay dry too and it might be something a friend would like to construct.
Pretty much won't happen here above 99% probability.
Just wondering if she'd be heavy, waterproof etc.

mattsema4
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Re: Toilik

Postby mattsema4 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:40 pm

Dolphin is best. Right size and waterproof. Use fat from koala to help seal against water entering. Eucalyptus odour helps disguise the fishy smell of dolphin also. :lol:

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Re: Toilik

Postby Boatsie » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:55 pm

Lol.
Tuiliq pronounced doo-ee-leek
Reads like an English man was marvelling at an Eskimo a longtime ago and his mate was pointing out, does he leak?
I'm probably wrong, with you Comanche regarding modern material, everything looks warmer than a woolen jumper under a spray jacket. Wet wool warm, wind takes the heat. Still setting up data in case friend gives it a go though.
I think the long nose dolphins like me; they the small pod north. Them southern short nose haven't played much since I figured they don't like being touched in their blow hole. It was glass, it was silent and we didn't see nor hear them surface and they took off quick.
Doo-ee-leak, I'm just an old man that likes a warm neck


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