covering (Tyvek?) for temporary shelter

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covering (Tyvek?) for temporary shelter

Post by BrianC » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:26 pm

I'll be starting a GV15 build soon but first need to prepare the space. The boat will be built in the open area under the house which is on stilts spaced roughly on 9' centers. I'd like to build some temporary walls using something like Tyvek but I though I'd ask here first to see if there is something better.


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Re: covering (Tyvek?) for temporary shelter

Post by Jaysen » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:36 pm

Air works for a lot of people.
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Re: covering (Tyvek?) for temporary shelter

Post by Aripeka Angler » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:15 pm

Should work great but I’m not sure if it would allow much sunlight to filter through?
There are all kinds of heavy duty clear visqueen that might also be an option.
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Re: covering (Tyvek?) for temporary shelter

Post by fallguy1000 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:13 am

Tyvek is loud as hell and crackles in a breeze. Might work done tight.
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Re: covering (Tyvek?) for temporary shelter

Post by BrianC » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:42 am

fallguy1000 wrote:
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Tyvek is loud as hell and crackles in a breeze. Might work done tight.
That is what I was worried about. I used the 'air' option when I built my SK14 and sometimes had to wait several days for the wind to die down low enough to lay down fiberglass. Average wind speed is about 8.5 MPH in the spring. Putting down fillets and tape isn't too bad in the wind, but cloth is difficult. Also, I had to do all the mixing of epoxy with thixo stuff inside after having one batch nearly blow away!
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Re: covering (Tyvek?) for temporary shelter

Post by piperdown » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:33 am

Tyvek will break down faster due to UV light. Expensive proposition to have to replace after a few months of exposure.
Get one of those inexpensive carports with canvas like sides at Harbor Freight.

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Re: covering (Tyvek?) for temporary shelter

Post by OneWayTraffic » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:14 am

Can't you just buy groundsheet tarpulians? Those are cheap as. Get some 2 by 4s to fasten them to. My outside tunnel house works well, but leaks in rain.

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