How to Build a Skirt
My first skirt was constructed entirely by hand using 16 oz./sq.yd.
neoprene coated nylon and vinyl coated nylon materials. The
geometry of the curves posed some difficulties due to the fact
that adjacent pieces needed to overlap by 1" in order to attach
Making the Skirt
Upon reflection, this should be the easiest part of the craft to make.
Go out and acquire an old rubber liferaft of the proper size. For
the purposes of this project, a 5 meter raft will do. It does not
matter if the raft is damaged in the tube, although any leaks in
the bottom will need to be repaired.
Turn the liferaft upside down. There, now you are done. This will
serve very nicely as a skirt system.
The next stage is to lash it down to a frame that will support the
shape of craft and help to stabilize the prop/engine housing. This
frame can be built out of most anything, wood and/or hollow
aluminum tubing will work just fine.