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 Post subject: Spray shield
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:41 pm 
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I have tried several and this seems to have worked the best so far. I decided to do the shield and nets all together. Sun shade screen at WalMart. I got the clips at Lowe's, seem to work ok but might change them out with grommets later. Have not had the winds to really put it to the test.
I sometimes go out to pedal for exercise in the morning when the wind is not blowing but the sun it hot. Needed some shade so built a holder for the umbrella. Does the job.
Pictures at
http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc18 ... rsIdsigns/

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:43 am 
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Location: back in TX Inks Lake near Burnet Tx
Phil interesting setup. I realy need to come up with a good spray deflector,I'm usually soaked head to foot after a good sail, keep us posted as to how yours works.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:06 am 
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Here's an interesting spray screen video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXvx5dYYcIM


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:23 pm 
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That's mine, and it works Great! :D

Here's a post showing my different SpraySkirts: http://kfs.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/ ... 077944/p/1

Here's some other videos of them:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mnDxCdBPwk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkXhv1LlGqk
http://s196.photobucket.com/albums/aa65 ... 090759.flv

The shade cloth works well, letting the water and wind drain through but stopping the spray.

The only improvement I'm thinking about, is a raised nose on the Spray Skirt to deflect from strait forward.

Let me know if I can help,

Kayaking Bob
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 Post subject: Phil's Dodger
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:57 pm 
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Phil...Do you use your dodger when you fish? I am going to be fishing off the Florida coast. I want to make sure that if I use a spay shield and dodger that I will be able to maneuver around inside the cockpit.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:30 pm 
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Phil,

How did that material hold up for you, especially around the holes where it mount to the dodger hardware?

Kayaking Bob


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:18 am 
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I haven't fished with or without the dodger yet. One of those things on my list to do.
Kayaking Bob...the holes for the snaps have held up just fine but have not had the ultimate test yet!
I ended up making a shield like yours. I did leave out the pipes. I put them in at first but had too much bias stretch so took them out and just used line.I think I am going to call it done for now.

On another problem, I had the front fiberglass rod in the dodger break right behind the ferrule. My dealer said they didn't have parts and pieces for the dodger. So...if you break one you can get rods here

http://www.kitebuilder.com/catalog/prod ... 8f22b1a19e

Handy place for all kinds of projects and digging through my bins I found just the right replacement from an earlier experiment.

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 Post subject: Re: Spray shield
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 6:16 am 
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I like your spray skirt video...just wondering how difficult it is to manipulate your sail rig with the dodger installed???
Thanx,
Dan


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 Post subject: Re: Spray shield
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:22 pm 
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Dan,
Not hard at all. Uncleating in high winds can be a bit tough due to not enough room at the top of the dodger. It just may take a couple of snaps with the line to get the job done.
With the new Hobie tramps I don't foresee the need for any other nets or dodger under most circumstances.

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 Post subject: Re: Spray shield
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:45 am 
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Hi Phil...Thanx for the reply...What new hobie tramps are we talking about ??


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 Post subject: Re: Spray shield
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:52 am 
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I know it's off topic but I really like your camera mount setup! Which camera do you use? Anymore details on this setup?


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 Post subject: Re: Spray shield
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 1:22 pm 
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You can go to this thread to see.

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=12385

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 Post subject: Re: Spray shield
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 5:45 pm 
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Just got my new Hobie parts brochure with the AI tramps...so it looks like i'll now be able to take passengers as long as we don't weigh over 350 combined lbs ?? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Spray shield
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:12 pm 
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Glad you'll be able to take family out, the tramps should make it a lot easier! I haven't used the tramps yet but my girl friend doesn't complain to much about the tankwell :)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... =729788944


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