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Old 04-04-2010   #1
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Short Paco pad?

I am looking for a short paco pad, specifically shorter than 52". Do you know if there is one? I don't care if it's a landing pad, paco, or whatever else. Just want it to be waterproof. It's for a kid, so I want it short and at that length it would fit in the boat and tent better.

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Send an email to Jack's Plastic Welding. I've heard they are great to deal with and do some custom gear. Their address is [email protected].
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Thanks bud, I fired off an email to them.
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They will make you what ever you need. great guys!
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did jacks make you one? what did it end up costing?
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I am looking for a short paco pad, specifically shorter than 52". Do you know if there is one? I don't care if it's a landing pad, paco, or whatever else. Just want it to be waterproof. It's for a kid, so I want it short and at that length it would fit in the boat and tent better.

Thanks,
Alex
Alex. What about making your own? I found the same material that paco pads are made from at a local tent and awning place. The foam at a local sporting good store . The tent and awning place also sold me the glue and installed great grommets for me once the job was done. It was pretty easy and alot cheaper. The only downside it no inflating/deflating. I can get you more details if you're interested.
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My wife and I put our paco pads underneath the tent. It works well to reduce bulk in the tent, it's easier than finagling them in there, and gives a little more space. Could get the kid a normal length one- the only one he'll ever need- and tell him to put it underneath.
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We put ours under the tent as well. Keeps the sand in the tent to a minimum, and protects the tent even better than a footprint.
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I've had Jack's make me two custom pads. They actually charged me less than the normal price for my short paco becuase "it takes less material". I thought that was really cool. They're great to work with. Can't beat their service, either.
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did jacks make you one? what did it end up costing?
I ended up not getting it. I called Jack to get some prices and like kclowe said the prices were adjusted to size. Basically whatever the cost of the material for the size of the needed pad is what they charge. I thought it was a pretty good deal.

Now I am actually looking into getting a big pad to go across both of my bays, instead of a shorty pad. Decisions, decisions

cpollema, I didn't think about making my own, but I am not much of a handy man. Thanks for the idea though!

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