I Just was given my grandfathers old folbot. I think it is a super from sometime in the 60's, but i am still trying to get my parents to confirm that. i remember it being a great boat when i was a kid, but it has spent the last 10 years under my parents deck, where the skin has shrunk and some of the ribs and the stem from the stern have been destroyed by mold, rot and warping.
i would like to restore the boat. i have some experience building Greenland skin on frame kayaks and would like to sew a new skin together.
does anyone have information on where i could get the dimensions of the ribs and stem so that i can make new ones? maybe someone with an existing boat would be willing to send me tracings?
also what kind of material would be best for making a new skin out of, and how does one go about doing that?
any and all advice would be very helpful,