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Old 05-10-2007   #1
 
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Skirt for a 4Twenty?

I love my 4Twenty, but hate those damn screws under the cockpit rim, which result in a gap between the skirt and the rim. Has anyone found a skirt that seals well on a 4Twenty?

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I have a Snap Dragon reinforced edge skirt and it works well with my 420
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My mountain surf dur-o-ring seems to work pretty well
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Old 05-11-2007   #4
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hmm, i have the same problem
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Old 05-11-2007   #5
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i have the kevlar snap dragon and it definitely doesnt work well.
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Old 06-01-2007   #6
 
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Problem solved. Here's the answer in case anyone else is having this problem:

I bought a Snap Dragon "lip lock" skirt. It is a bungee style skirt that has an extra 2-inch flap of neoprene that sticks out under the bungee. The flap helps to seal around irregularities in the cockpit rim. So far I've noticed a lot less water getting into the boat.
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Problem solved. Here's the answer in case anyone else is having this problem:

I bought a Snap Dragon "lip lock" skirt. It is a bungee style skirt that has an extra 2-inch flap of neoprene that sticks out under the bungee. The flap helps to seal around irregularities in the cockpit rim. So far I've noticed a lot less water getting into the boat.
Good work Paul. Haven't seen you in awhile. Love the 4fun I just bought.

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Old 06-01-2007   #8
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I went with the mtn bike tube around the cockpit. Seems much better
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Old 06-02-2007   #9
 
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That's a good idea. I was trying to think of what to wrap around the rim.

I guess we know what the Pyranha guys were smoking when they decided to put a screw where the skirt is supposed to seal.
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