Originally Posted by jmacn
I understand the combing isn't the same as a kayak. I was under the impression that it is designed to be used w/ ww sprayskirts, no? The alpacka skirts look more like "splash" protection. Do you have the ww spray deck on your alpacka? Did you install your own thigh straps? (the over thruster thing is called the "gravity grip")
Also, do the alpacka dry bags fill all the volume of the tubes? From the website video it appears like the bags clipped in would still leave room for another drybag or two?
I've never heard anyone at Alpacka say that their coaming has anything in common with any kayak/ww skirt coaming.
I'd be surprised if it worked, but I think you should try it and tell us what you find.
I do have the ww skirt on my boat. It's much more than splash protection, but you're not totally dry inside either. You can punch waves and holes all day and even hit some drops. It works really, really well *relative to how light and compact it is*. It is nowhere near as bomber nor dry as a kayak ww skirt.
Yes, I glued in my own d-rings and sewed my own thigh straps. Gravity grip is nice in that it gives you more control than nothing, but it's nowhere near as much control as thigh straps. A good happy medium?
You can easily fit other dry bags inside, even with the Alpacka ones in there. But you'd need to be on a ~weeklong trip to need more space than they give you, imo.