Harmony Recreational Kayak Miniskirt
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The Harmony ® Kayak Miniskirt is perfect for kayakers who need to work on a dry surface. This convenient splash guard protects you from splashes, sprays and harmful sun radiation while giving you a dry area to handle maps or fishing gear. The miniskirt will attach to your kayak easily with the fully adjustable bungee cords. It will fit many cockpit sizes.
- Fully adjustable bungee for a form fit
- Fits most recreational kayak cockpits
- Durable urethane-coated nylon
- Protects you from sprays, splashes and sun
- Provides a dry surface for tasks on the open water
Country of Origin: ChinaWeb ID: 12697419
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lake Hag Cool Ride This is very easy to use & really makes it nice to kayak on a hot, sunny day. Since the adjustment requires adding another knot in a different location, it would be better if there was a sliding locking device on the bungie end. I was afraid to remove the knot that it came with unless I had another knot elsewhere. I wouldn't want to loose the ends! August 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by WrongWayRandall Good item, just know what you are getting First off, this item is not a full spray skirt - it's just a partial skirt that does not wrap your body, meaning that if you punch into a tall wave and water comes over the bow you're going to get wet. What this IS is a partial cockpit covering that will protect your legs from paddle drips, moderate spray, and the sun. It is also not fitted specifically to any one cockpit length/width combination, so if you want to make the most of the protection it offers you'll want to spend a few minutes adjusting it to fit your particular boat. This is designed for the large cockpits that recreational kayaks have, which are both long and wide. To handle this, the skirt has a thick, elastic cord around the perimeter that you can adjust so that it fits tightly, but is not impossible to remove. To adjust this to fit your needs you'll want to re-tie the knot in the cord located at the rear of the cockpit. It's a simple knot, so fit the front end first, pull the exposed cord at the rear around the coaming, untie the existing knot, pull both cords to the point that they are stretched 3 or 4 inches longer than they are when they are at rest, and then tie them together again. The goal is to have the tied cord be tight, but not so much that you have to fight it to get the skirt on and off. Fit the skirt in place and pull the exposed cord back a few inches, then let it go. It should snap audibly, if it does not it won't stay in place when in use. Now that its on there, use the strap (you did leave the strap out on the top side, right?) to remove it. You should be able to pull the skirt off using that strap without a great deal of force, but it should not be so easily that you can do it single finger (it's not easy to describe, but you'll know when you've got it tight enough because the skirt will stay in place when in use and still be simple to remove) The last part are the two bows that keep the skirt from forming a bowl in your lap if you take on some water. On the underside of the skirt are two straps - each has a loose end of webbing used to tighten the skirt and make it bow up in the middle. Pull firmly (but without yanking) on each of these until they are just snug - not so much that the cord begins to ride up the coaming on the sides of the cockpit. By tightening these straps you are bending two thick plastic strips sewn inside the skirt which then bow upwards to help shed water to the sides. You just want these to be snug, not twanging tight. If you make them too tight the skirt edges will not fit over the coaming properly and you'll get water in from the sides (or worse, a skirt that suddenly pops off, likely at the worst possible time.) The whole process took me maybe 5-6 minutes (I had to re-tie the knot a couple of times to get the tension where I wanted it.) When you're ready to paddle, wait to put this on until you get all the way settled in the boat. Start with the rear, slide the sides along, and then make sure the strap is on top when you slip the front edge in place. Then take it off when you are ready to get out rather than attempting to climb over it - you've got a nice, wide cockpit, take advantage of it! Be sure to wipe the skirt dry (after rinsing it well with tap water if it's been exposed to salt water) and stow it in the nice mesh bag that comes with this skirt. April 8, 2015
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