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Old 02-25-2008   #1
 
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Photos of SkirtworkS Spray Skirt...

Lately there has been some buzz about SkirtworkS spray skirts.

Who are they?

What are the differences in their skirts as opposed to others?

And lately, has anyone had the chance to see or try one?

Well as we all know, good things come to those who wait. Finally after much anticipation, here are some pictures of the SkirtworkS Aramid Tough Rim Preferred Fit. Built for the SCUD and to my specs, it fits like a glove!

Notice that the Aramid covers the areas that are most vulnerable to wear and tear. The seams are taped so tightly that nothing is going to penetrate through them. There are no gaps between the rubber rand and the materials where you can see the adhesive used to put them together. This particular skirt is easy to put on yet providing one of the tightest fits around the cockpit rim that I have seen. Needless to say I am not about to break my fingers or have an aneurism putting the skirt on the cockpit.

Another thing that I noticed right off the bat was that the grab loop did not feel as if it were going to be ripped off as I pulled excessively on it. On other skirts I have had, that are made in China, this feel really flimsy and does nobody any good if they can't get out in time due to a grab loop failure. Trust me this does happen and you do not want to experience this in the unfortunate case you need out of the boat.

So when you are ready to step it up a notch with customer service, warranty, custom fit for both men and women in every model available, comfort, and piece of mind knowing you got the best on the market, you let us know and we will get the ball rolling.

More reviews of their skirts and accessories to come!

Make sure to check out these fine skirts and their accessories that are made in the USA at WakaWai

Cheers!
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So are these actually made to order?
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So are these actually made to order?
Yes. They are made one skirt at a time. Information needed for YOUR skirt is the make and model boat, tunnel size and your setback.

The setback is the distance from the outside of your cockpit rim to the small of your back, sitting as straight up as possible.
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Yes. They are made one skirt at a time. Information needed for YOUR skirt is the make and model boat, tunnel size and your setback.

The setback is the distance from the outside of your cockpit rim to the small of your back, sitting as straight up as possi
So I will need to purchase a skirt for each boat you own! Now that's some marketing ingenuity!!
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So, can you guys do implosion bars? Also, do you have a method for getting a good seal around those screwyass f***ing screws in the cockpit rims of Pyranhas? If so, you may have a convert.

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So I will need to purchase a skirt for each boat you own! Now that's some marketing ingenuity!!
Most kayak companies try and keep their cockpit rim sizes consistent... at least Bliss-Stick does or is trying to. Some are still different. Your setbacks will change but not enough to change skirts for every boat.
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So, can you guys do implosion bars? Also, do you have a method for getting a good seal around those screwyass f***ing screws in the cockpit rims of Pyranhas? If so, you may have a convert.

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I am a retailer for them but let me talk with Karen at SkirtworkS and I will let you know what they say ASAP.

Could you show reference for what you are talking about on the Pyranha boats?
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good seal around those screwyass f***ing screws in the cockpit rims of Pyranhas

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Got it and the questions are in... again I will let you know.

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Not sure why the orientation's all wrong (because it's certainly not an operator error) but it's upside-down with the front of the cockpit to the left. There is a screw (holding in the knee braces, I believe) right about knee/thigh area on the outside of the cockpit rim on each side. This keeps the cord on my Snapdragon from getting a tight seal around the rim and is definitely a source of water getting in. I've also heard that some people believe the implosion bar (which I swear by) only makes it worse because the bar pushes the skirt away from the rim if it is slightly longer than the boat is wide. This issue is pretty much isolated to the newest Pyranha boats, I believe. Thanks.

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Hey count, I used an old mountain bike tube around the cockpit rim on my 420 and it works great. I cut the valve off the tube, cut it to size so it is fairly (but not too) tight, and taped it with gorilla tape, then slipped it over the lip. Seals great now, and before it was leaking pretty bad. Probably the worst place for a screw ever...
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