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Old 06-11-2010   #11
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Originally Posted by reyher85 View Post
Thats sort of what I thought as well but both of these boats are notorious for being leaky and I recently switched skirts... I have been using this SBD for maybe 10 days on the river now...its simple, but I am not dry.
Using a large cockpit skirt?

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Old 06-11-2010   #12
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a few tips.

1. if your drytop is a few seasons old iron it on low and it should re-proof.

2. the rim tape is nothing special, you can get door and window seal at wally world or the home depot, fuck them both and support your local hardware store.

3. if your skirt is old, turn it inside out and snap it on your biggest cockpit boat. next obtain some silica based silicone and a few tounge depressors. lay out some beads all around the skirt and trowel it over evenly and thinly in a uniform layer.

just sayin....

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Old 06-11-2010   #13
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Originally Posted by Theophilus View Post
Using a large cockpit skirt?
I am 90% sure, Yes I am using a large cockpit skirt. It is the proper one for both the crazy 88 and the jeffe. At least according to Idaho River Sports/IR
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Old 06-14-2010   #14
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for reyher85 re: can't keep water out of my kayak

You have 2 boats with famously leaky cockpits. The SBD skirt, from our testing (up until now) is about as dry as it gets and it sounds like you have the right cockpit size. That Crazy 88 cockpit is impossible and some seem to be more dry than others.
We just came out with a new skirt called the Klingon. It's a bungee skirt and similar to the SBD but easier to put on and even drier on the difficult cockpit rims. I'd be willing to send you one to try out. Let me know how it goes, and if you like it, send us the SBD and we'll just exchange. What do you think? Email me at for shipping details and your tunnel size.
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Old 06-14-2010   #15
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If you want to know whether it is the boat...put them on a tarp when they are nice n' dry put a hose in them and fill them up. Let them sit a while and if there are drips on the tarp then your boats are leaking.
I paddle Jackson play and creek, and by the end of the day when I take my skirt off, I am totally dry.

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