Spray Skirt

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rubyjean
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Spray Skirt

Postby rubyjean » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:35 pm

I just built an Sea Kayak 17 and need info on the spray skirt size, anyone have any information?
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Re: Spray Skirt

Postby Brad Tucker » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:56 am

Check Chesapeake Light Craft (CLC). I have built the Guillemot and the Outer Island, and CLC had some decent universal fit skirts. http://www.clcboats.com/shop/products/b ... skirt.html. I could roll the Outer Island, and very little, if any water made it in. Granted, I live in GA and it was summer, though!

Nice boat! It has similar lines to the Outer Island I built. I sold both kayaks to someone in Vancouver, Canada so I could fund the beginnings of my powerboat project. I miss them, but I had to give up something in order to gain something.

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Re: Spray Skirt

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:31 am

We always made our own from 1/8" one-side neoprene.

Put the fabric side down over the cockpit. Secure it with a bungee cord with the knot in the front. Lap the material back over and glue it. (They make a black neoprene glue.) Cut a hole for you over the seat. But, at the back leave a tab that will become the back of the waist ban. So, you're actually cutting out a horseshoe.

Cut your waist ban, fabric side in. Butt glue the ban to the skirt and lap joint it to the skirt.

Cut a 2" wide reinforcing strip. Glue this over the butt joint fabric side out.

Make a grab loop with excess bungee cord up front.

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Re: Spray Skirt

Postby rubyjean » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:04 pm

Time to paddle.......
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Re: Spray Skirt

Postby billy c » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:23 pm

must be a little harder getting that sailboat on the carriers :wink:
a few more months before we give up on the ice here
have fun paddling :D
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Re: Spray Skirt

Postby rubyjean » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:34 pm

Were in a severe drought here in Oregon, the problem is water, not ice.... 70deg here at 4200 feet... Michael..
There's 3 sailboats behind that pic....


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