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  you need a half skirt
  Posted by: willowleaf on Apr-25-13 9:31 AM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Apr-25-13 9:33 AM EST --

Drip rings reduce some of the runoff from the paddle but not all of it and you will still get just as wet but will have less water in the hull. If you are just doing easy flatwater warm weather day paddles you probably don't need a full sprayskirt. What I use on such outings is a half skirt, which is kind of like a "bib" that pulls over the front half of your cockpit and ends at your lap with bungee cord that wraps around the cockpit coaming (lip). The one I have from Seattle Sports has a flexible stay inside that keeps it elevated so the drip runs off. They have sizes to fit most cockpits. It also keeps sun off your upper legs and gives you some handy pockets to carry stuff. I think you'll like it. Here's a link to listings for ordering one on line it but a lot of kayak gear shops stock them:

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