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Courtyb123
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SPRAY SKIRTS

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Hello!
It seems very tough to find spray skirts for C1 boats. Asking for advice on where to look? Should I contact companies and ask for custom?

Specifically looking for:
c1- Dagger Atom
c1 conversion Bliss-stick Scud
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Snap Dragon is the only manufacturer I know of for skirts. The Atom is a standard size in their line of skirts. You will have to purchase through a local retailer though as they stopped selling direct a few years ago. The Bliss-Stick should also be a standard available size. Browse to their sight and see what they have.
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Off-the-shelf kayak sprayskirts will usually pose a problem for C1 conversions, as the tunnel is positioned too far back and is also shorter than preferred.

A custom job is called for. You can make your own, of course: http://www.wwslalom.net/skirt/index.htm

Or some makers, I think snapdragon used to do this, will make you a custom skirt based on tracings of your cockpit rim and an indication of where your pedestal is located.

And I have seen a few jury-rigged (jerry-built?) C1 skirts adapted from kayak skirts. Not pretty, but with enough stitching and AquaSeal, you can keep dry, even while upside down.
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Besides doing my own skirts, I've used Snapdragon for my race boat. I sent them a paper template of the cockpit. Very high quality and worth the money.
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Sadly, I am fairly sure that SnapDragon is out of business. There website still comes up, but I've heard from several sources that as of earlier this spring they went out of business. Too bad, because they did make very nice C1 spray skirts.
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Immersion research will change any of their skirts to a c1, they also list the atom as a standard medium in their sizing.
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Harmony, Mountain Surf, Skirt Works, Snap Dragon. Apparently I own relics of another time!

At least Seals is still around (my first skirt, though I don't have it anymore... sold it in the early 90's with the boat).

I guess everyone Pak Rafts, open boats and SUPs now.


I'd go with IR as they are great folks. Looks like NRS has their own branded skirts too; not sure if they will work with a template though.

Is JAG still around? I didn't have great luck with their fit.
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Wondering if you found a solution to the Atom skirt?
I need one as well.

I’ve been using an old medium deck kayak skirt. But, it has a large wrinkle in the front when on the Atom’s cockpit… and leaks… a lot. Round skirt on a square hole. Would not recommend going with a standard kayak skirt for a long term solution.
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Check with John Mason on facebook. He is in the final stages of reopening Mountain Surf, his new shop is just about finished. He should be able tpo set you up soon.


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