Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.

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Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.

Post by hammerhead » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:16 am

I'm converting a Jackson Kayak to C-1. So far all is well. I have two questions. Should the trim be neutral, fore or aft for a boat that will be mostly used as a playboat with some river running? And, any tips on building a bulkhead? The boat feels good either neutral or a little forward. The problem I've had with bulkheads is that they end up looking sloppy...any suggestions to help prevent this would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.

Post by Paddle Power » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:05 pm

I like neutral trim. Then you can lean forward or back to change the trim.

The key to outfitting is a good fit, comfy, easy and safe exit. Looks is pretty low on my list of priorities.
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Re: Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.

Post by hammerhead » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:04 am

Thanks...after the initial rough outfitting, the boat feels right in neutral. Totally agree about looks...it's not a beauty contest. I was wondering if there's a way to make/install a bulkhead in a very small boat without; using multiple pcs of foam, a lot of trial and error, a lot of cutting & shaping(?). That's what I've done in the past & I've always said; "There's got to be a better way". Cheers!

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Re: Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.

Post by Paddle Power » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:11 pm

Let's hope someone else chimes in with a response.

You could also repost with a title along the line of, conversion bulkhead.
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Re: Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.

Post by ian123 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:27 am

Buy or make an insert.
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Re: Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.

Post by Mike W. » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:37 am

Start w/ a piece of cardboard to make a template for your bulkhead. The main goals are to keep your knees spread & down. If you cut too much, just tape some more cardboard on. I like a force-fit bulkhead. This allows me to pull it out to access lunch. Make it a little too big, so when you shove it in, it won't come out on the interstate. It'll compress some over time too. Take a look at this Forplay that I did: https://cboats.net/c_db/list.php?type=5 ... me=Forplay" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Here's another one in a Big EZ:

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... e=5688C52D

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Re: Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.

Post by hammerhead » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:11 am

Thanks...template worked wonders...much cleaner/quicker than past jobs.

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Re: Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.

Post by Geoffingeorgia » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:02 pm

Jackson has C-1 conversion kits available on their website
http://store.jacksonkayak.com/c1-outfitting/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

AND an instructional on how to install them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRCZvH5bhog" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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