I am planning to get a Reed spray skirt, as I want a better fitting skirt to keep water out of my boat in the surf. I currently use a neo Snapdragon with neo tube combined with a dry top that has a tunnel and am still getting a lot of water in the boat. I think it is due to a poor fitting cockpit seal.
So...I notice that they have a model with a drawstring waste and one with a non-adjustable waste. Normally I would go with one with a fixed waste size, but I notice on their website they don't list tube sizes for the fixed waste model.
Is the fixed waste model a "one size fits all"? I have a 36 inch waste and am concerned that it may be really tight, especially over a dry suit in the winter.
On the other hand, I don't want water getting in through the waste, but perhaps this would not be an issue with a dry top or dry suit that has a good spray skit tunnel.
Can anyone comment from experience on this?
thanks for your help
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my experience with Reed|
Posted by: andy on May-21-13 7:38 AM (EST)
Posted by: lewesbound on May-21-13 12:18 PM (EST)
I'm surprised the Snapdragon leaks |
Posted by: g2d on May-21-13 4:29 PM (EST)
at the rim. I have a Snapdragon on a composite rim I laid up myself, and it doesn't leak a bit.
great skirts, but|
Posted by: gnarlydog on May-21-13 7:30 PM (EST)
After 6 years of using Reed skirts I can confidently say that they breath better than the neoprene I tried.
Posted by: bowler1 on May-22-13 8:07 PM (EST)
yeah durability is my only concern at this point. I am a bit concerned that it will not last through too many rescues.