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 Post subject: AI Splash Guard MK1
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:51 pm 
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Location: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
When The AI spears through a wave or comes back up after spearing into a wave is sometimes picks water up on the deck which runs all the way back and drains into the well/cockpit. So I tried to build a guard that will guide the water to the side, draining it over the sides. So here it is.

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Mind you, it is not tested yet. My feeling is it will either work very well, or it will go completely wrong and cause the water coming back to 'explode'.
I had something similar on a old Klepper foldable kayak and it worked quite well there, pushing the water to the sides and away.

I'll keep you posted.


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 Post subject: Re: AI Splash Guard MK1
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:58 pm 
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I like it, good idea.

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 Post subject: Re: AI Splash Guard MK1
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:07 pm 
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Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Nice Holger. Reminds me of the splash guard on a P=Class Image and if it works as half as good as that it will be a winner for sure. What did you fabricate it out of?


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 Post subject: Re: AI Splash Guard MK1
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:05 am 
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It's made out of 3.5 mm HDPE.
I am quite confident it will work.
In the second pic it looks a bit wonky, but it's actually the shadows, it a nice, smooth curve all around.


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