Stretching out a sprayskirt?? - Mountain Buzz

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Old 05-11-2015   #1
Westminster, Colorado
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Stretching out a sprayskirt??

I have a Skirtworks Aramid Preferred fit sprayskirt that I can barely fit on my kayak. Unfortunately, Skirtworks is no longer making skirts, but I have confirmed that the skirt I received in the correct size for my Nomad 8.1 and Kingpin 6.2. In fact, this model is supposed to be the EZ ON / OFF fit (much like Mountainsurf used to do). It takes two people to get the skirt on, and that scares the hell out of me if I need to swim! I currently have the skirt sitting on my Nomad. I'm thinking of keeping it on the boat for a week or two, and periodically wetting the skirt and trying to stretch it. The rubber rand seems to be the controlling (tight component) that is a nightmare to stretch. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.


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Old 05-11-2015   #2
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Used the same method on a Bomber Gear skirt and got the results I wanted. I would check it every couple days as mine stretched enough for me in a few days.
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