leaky deck advice.

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Will.S.
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leaky deck advice.

Post by Will.S. » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:49 pm

Ive got an older style playboater work deck (1yr old) on a crazy88.

after a few minutes of playing in the holes at hpp, my boat is full of water.

ive checked all screw seals and my cags and im certain the water is getting in from the side of the deck. im not sure but might think this is due to the design of the cockpit rim of the 88. the rim cuts down very low at the side.

has anyone else had this problem with the boat?

further more, can anyone recommend me a good deck which will hopefully cure this problem. The IR super bungy is currently out of my price range.

What is the peak uk freestyle deck like? or the palm RT phat lip?

thanks.

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Post by David Fairweather » Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:13 pm

Most new decks are pretty good. Go to your local shop and try a few on a boat, most shops should have an 88 in stock.

I've just got a new Elephant deck (soon to be abvailable through Desperate measures) and it seesm to be pretty bombproof.

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Post by Liquid Porn » Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:39 pm

Its the cockpit rack on ALL the new Dagger boats causing the problem. The bungy cord on a deck runs in a straight line and therefore leaves a section at your hips where the bungy cord is not in contact with the cockpit rim and hence you get wet.

The solutions are as follows-
1. A deck with a dry lip, the neopreen between the bungy cord and cockpit rim will void and keep you dry.

2. A rand deck, the rand hugs the shape of the cockpit and keeps you dry.

3. Use your existing deck and invest in a bicycle inner tube and repair kit and build up a few layers of inner tube at the hip area on your boat to fill the void the deck is leaving.

I haven't used any of the above solutions, but am informed they all work.

Hope it helps,
Jon

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Post by Will.S. » Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:41 am

seems like sound advice.

thanks very much guys.

i guess the take home message is buy a new deck with a new dagger!

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Post by Luke Edwards » Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:27 pm

i had a simalr problem with dagger cockpits, i went and saw dagger inperson and i got told where the cockpit rims are like quite bendy the cord on the spraydeck will try and take the shortest routeand can make a little bit open up.

i had a palm RT Phatlip deck and it is a good deck but not good if you do not want 2 get in and out all the time as it takes time to put on as you have 2 get it on which is very hard work if it is dry and then you have to get the dry lip out and if you dont it can leak a bit, good dedk as long as yo are not one of thoses people getting in and out. but if your one of those who gets in and stays in it is good and very strong.

i recomend the newest playboater work deck with kevlar and make sure you get it in a big deck for the crazy 88.

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Nigel R

Post by Nigel R » Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:07 pm

I have had a similar problem with my FlipStick. My remedy involves carrymat and duck tape to build up the top of each side of the cockpit to create a tension. Noticable improvement after this.

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Post by Andy jacko » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:50 pm

Luke Edwards wrote:i had a simalr problem with dagger cockpits, i went and saw dagger inperson and i got told where the cockpit rims are like quite bendy the cord on the spraydeck will try and take the shortest routeand can make a little bit open up.

i had a palm RT Phatlip deck and it is a good deck but not good if you do not want 2 get in and out all the time as it takes time to put on as you have 2 get it on which is very hard work if it is dry and then you have to get the dry lip out and if you dont it can leak a bit, good dedk as long as yo are not one of thoses people getting in and out. but if your one of those who gets in and stays in it is good and very strong.

i recomend the newest playboater work deck with kevlar and make sure you get it in a big deck for the crazy 88.

happy paddling
Would it be so hard to at use capitals?

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Post by Luke Edwards » Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:16 am

its only a forum not an english test, and some people are dislexic and dont know how to use puntuation
better to regret something you did, than to regret something you didn't

SWIMS - says the same thing upside down - quite apropriate to kayaking

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Post by Tom_Laws » Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:29 pm

I'm going to have a go at doing that with my juice this evening just to kill time while the rivers are dry.


oh and just for Luke who is obviously new to the game....

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... t=capitals

Cheers!

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Post by Luke Edwards » Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:42 pm

Ok sorry, i take back what i said about that, having a bad day at workk didnt help. Sorry if i affended any one.
better to regret something you did, than to regret something you didn't

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Post by James Hartley » Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:21 am

Luke Edwards wrote:its only a forum not an english test, and some people are dislexic and dont know how to use puntuation
All very true Luke, however it's Marks forum and he likes capitals, punctuation, and good english.

On the subject of decks, how about Ras deck? Mine been going strong for years, my dad even decided to get one, made up and flown over via air mail from New Zeland, and arrived within in a week of the order, all for about £80!
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