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  How did you try to put it on?
  Posted by: Celia on May-12-13 10:58 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: May-12-13 11:05 PM EST --

I just checked and it does seem that the 2.2 is a generously sized skirt. Seals is a solid company and their recommendations tend to be right - we have a few Seals skirts among ours.

But - if you are dealing with one of the ones set up for heavier duty wear, like a neoprene deck with a thicker bungie, you should expect to have to stretch the cord a good bit when you first put a new one on. If you can just slap it on without doing that some, it will be too loose to be any good when you are paddling.

We tend to put skirts on and leave them there for a couple of so days when they are new, in fact the new Seals Extreme Tour 1.2 is sitting on the Vela right now. And the neo deck ones tend to stretch more easily if you get them wet first.

I should mention that I am NOT a fan of going to super tight skirts for the sake of staying really dry - if I can't yank the thing off of my coaming when I am really tired, I won't paddle with it. So when I am talking about working some to get a skirt on, I am not talking about something that is a real struggle.

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