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Has anyone ordered a custom made spray skirt online?
I haven't had any problems finding a skirt to fit my cockpit but the tunnels are all too small for me. I was thinking of getting a Seals skirt but it seems they want you to order from a local shop for them to do the fit but my local shops are Dick's, REI and EMS. The only real paddling stores are a 2 hour drive for me and it is hard to find time to make that drive.
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I have ordered two custom skirts|
Posted by: tvcrider on Nov-25-12 10:30 PM (EST)
They happened to come from SnapDragon. You trace the outline of your cockpit coaming on a large piece of paper and provide your waist size. You should also mark the tracing with the location of your backband for proper fitting or the tube. SnapDragon provided me with instructions/suggestions.
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Posted by: carldelo on Nov-25-12 10:44 PM (EST)
Plus Immersion Research will do custom as well, contact via their web site.
Posted by: underhills on Nov-26-12 6:26 PM (EST)
Everything Reed Chillcheater makes is custom and good prices for the product your getting.
Posted by: ShadyClip on Nov-27-12 11:11 AM (EST)
Thanks for the advice.
Posted by: JimZ on Nov-28-12 1:58 AM (EST)
Seals make custom skirts. I had a Seasprite made for me. It had a neoprene deck and waterproof material tube. The cockpit fit was excellent. The tube looked like a Shar Pei below my PFD. They made me a new one. The tube has to fit over the seat to make sure the deck is taut. Call them and see if they can make the tube to fit you. I love my Snapdragon Glacier Trek. They state they make customs.
I had Seals customize a skirt|
Posted by: lalleluia on Nov-28-12 4:47 PM (EST)
I wanted a handle on the grab loop of a Sea Sprite skirt, so I called Seals, and they were happy to oblidge. I ordered through my local outfitter and Seals customized one for me. Not sure if a big box store would do this for you.
Posted by: aamapes on Nov-29-12 8:17 AM (EST)
I'd also say you should call Seals. They have been the best! They made a custom skirt for my friend's Borealis XL, adding an XXXL tunnel for him based on his measurements. Since we are only an hour from their shop, he took them the boat to measure. It was a new model, and they were pleased to get their hands on one to measure.
Posted by: ShadyClip on Nov-29-12 11:39 AM (EST)
What does your friend think of the Borealis XL? That is one of the few touring kayaks that might actually fit me.