Who makes spray skirts for Canoes?
Posted by: JamesCherry on May-08-09 3:07 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
I've not been very successful in tracking down vendors who make spray skirts for canoes. I'm aware of the full cover models but I am looking to primarily just cover the front third or so of my canoe when going down local class I/II. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
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Cooke Custom Sewing|
Posted by: Jsaults on May-08-09 3:17 PM (EST)
Dan Cooke has full covers on his website, but will make partials as well. Great company to deal with.
Canoe Spray Skirt|
Posted by: old_user on May-08-09 3:17 PM (EST)
Cooke Custom Sewing. Good Stuff!
Posted by: scottb on May-08-09 3:17 PM (EST)
I haven't seen custom covers just for|
Posted by: ezwater on May-08-09 3:23 PM (EST)
the front portion of canoes. Maybe someone else has. Cookes Custom Sewing and Northwoods are sources for full covers. Maybe they would do a custom job for you.
Posted by: old_user on May-08-09 4:02 PM (EST)
I have a set of partial covers for an older Bell Wildfire Royalex (renamed the Yellowstone Solo – same thing) which was purchased through Bell when I bought that canoe many years ago – the covers were made by Dan Cooke. I’m not sure if Bell still offers partial covers for that boat, but then again I don’t know which boat model you want them for. Spray covers are not generally interchangeable between models. You could call up Dan and ask him if he can make you what you need. He’s a nice guy and does great work.
Posted by: kayamedic on May-08-09 8:48 PM (EST)
Again the Bag Lady (Sue Audette) makes partial covers. By partial I mean spray covers for thwart to stem for both front and rear (lets assume you have a thwart just aft of your seat). The cockpit is open.
It's said that a full spray cover makes|
Posted by: ezwater on May-08-09 11:12 PM (EST)
a canoe less subject to wind.
Wind and partial covers|
Posted by: old_user on May-09-09 8:32 AM (EST)
Since the partial covers are directly above my 54” floatation bags & my packs on my Guide there’s virtually no hollow space under the covers for the wind to grab. So, for me there’s no weather cocking caused by the partial covers. Partial covers without the bags or over short air bags might be a different story. –RK
? You're saying your Guide is full|
Posted by: ezwater on May-09-09 2:11 PM (EST)
enough that the cover would make no additional difference?
Posted by: old_user on May-09-09 5:51 PM (EST)
I probably didn’t explain that very well, sorry about that. What I was trying to get across was that the partial covers I made for my Guide are rigged directly over my air & gear bags. So positioned the covers do not produce much of an empty space or cavity under the covers. The space is so negligible that I don’t notice any additional weather cocking from the wind getting under the ends (at amidships) like might be experienced if the partial covers were rigged over an empty canoe or over very short end bags.
I have not seen wind get|
Posted by: kayamedic on May-09-09 10:26 PM (EST)
under partials either. But only the cockpit on the Shearwater was open between the thwart in front of the paddler to the thwart right in back of the seat.
I wasn't referring to wind getting under|
Posted by: ezwater on May-09-09 11:11 PM (EST)
partials, but rather to the possibility that wind will affect an empty, open stern more than an empty, covered bow. But I guess if there were much of an effect, you might have noticed it.
canoe spray deck|
Posted by: old_user on Jun-20-10 6:49 PM (EST)
I too am having trouble locatig one so I have decided to make mine . I will be using it for the same purposes I will let you know how it goes
Posted by: cwgoetz on Mar-03-13 4:46 PM (EST)