Anyone know the difference between the Seals Sea Sprite and the Seals Extreme Tour? $30 is all I can see.http://www.sealsskirts.com/seals_catalog_2007.pdf
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Posted by: Celia on Mar-04-07 8:18 AM (EST)
But it is a two year old one so may be a leetle different than the newest. I see one big diff between the two, the Extreme has extra protection around the edge and the Sprite doesn't. That may matter when you start hauling boats over the top of yours for rescue practice - it's the edge of the skirt over the coaming that'll take the biggest hit.
Posted by: wilsoj2 on Mar-04-07 12:04 PM (EST)
I think the reinforcement around the edges of the deck are the biggest difference. The shock cord might be a bit stiffer in the Extreme.
Posted by: whatidnottaken on Mar-05-07 1:41 AM (EST)
Good points. I guess the reinforcement would make sense. It's for a plastic Necky Chatham so at least the coaming edges aren't that sharp.
That's not what I've seen|
Posted by: nermal on Mar-05-07 9:55 AM (EST)
While there are some reinforcement differences between the Sea Sprite and the Extreme Tour the real difference is in the Tube height. The Extreme Tour is what I would call a normal height. The Sea SPRITE has a short tube. Sprite, a fairy like creature. The Sprite is great for children, teenagers or women with short torsos and do not want their spray skirt tube to come all the way up to their armpits.
Posted by: whatidnottaken on Mar-05-07 2:14 PM (EST)
huh... that's good to know. From the pictures and the description the tunnels look exactly the same size and material.
Posted by: Celia on Mar-06-07 2:31 PM (EST)
Would be nice if the catalogue made the slightest mention of that... perhaps an improvement opportunity for Seals.
Posted by: whatidnottaken on Mar-06-07 3:54 PM (EST)
I just emailed Seals with the question about the tunnels. I'll post when I get a response on if they are the same or not.
Posted by: whatidnottaken on Mar-06-07 4:45 PM (EST)
Tunnels on the Sea Sprite and Extreme Tour are identical.
Posted by: nermal on Mar-06-07 8:51 PM (EST)
I was basing my observation on a pair of skirts that were returned to the store. they definitely were short tunnels so they must have been custom orders that I didn't know about.
Posted by: whatidnottaken on Mar-06-07 9:28 PM (EST)
yeah, that could be, Seals does quite a bit of custom work at 10% of the original price.
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Posted by: Celia on Mar-07-07 7:45 AM (EST)
The newer Snapdragon Flirt has a shorter tunnel, know because I have one, and I think at least Immersion Research has a similar one for women with easy fit etc. So these skirts are out there - it just doesn't happen to be the stock Sea Sprite.