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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:18 am 
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Thanks to Kayaking Bob and his wife, I now have a sprayshield on the goodship "Aqua Romeo"!

I have managed to attach it without drilling any holes and with fittings that make it very easy and quick to put on and take off!
Disregard the dates on the pics!

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Here is the bow attachment

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and replace one screw each side with a eye bolt and a bit of waterproof gunk!

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There is just enough play here to attach and take off with out having to untie any lines.

Once the Spray Shield is tensioned on the aka with bungee cord, it is nice and tight.

Added an attachment at the hatch to stop unwanted up/down movement.

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I have also added plastic under the aka pin to prevent wear.


Once again , thanks to Bob for the Spray Shield, I reckon he should patent it!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:15 am 
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awesome stuff, did you manage to get the exact same diameter bolts to replace the screws and if so what size were they?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:48 pm 
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Some good ideas there, Thanks for posting the pics.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:19 pm 
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Very nice! Nice tight stretch. Looks like you could bounce a ball off it!

Keep an eye on the quick links around salt water, they may bind up, needing heavier tools to release.

Very, very nice!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:24 pm 
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Thanks guys.
I salvaged the quicklinks from our old Hobie 14, they are all stainless steel so should last, just spray with wd40 to stop them binding up ( I hope!).

I purchased the eye bolts from Bunnuings ( hardware shop) again stainless steel, I can't remember what diameter, I took the existing screw down and they sized it for me!

Gotta go...... the water beckons!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:09 am 
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just fitting mine today, couldnt find the same size eue bolts so had to go a little bigger and redrill the holes slightly. looking good!

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