Perception Supersonic cockpit cover help

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Spirito
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Perception Supersonic cockpit cover help

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Hi All,
I'm new to all this, so I'm hoping someone can provide some advice please.

My son has bought a Perception Supersonic kayak, and needs a nylon cockpit cover for outside storage. I'm confused by the sizes, the first one we bought was the right length, right width at the back of the cockpit, but too narrow at the front. All this despite the measurements being correct, so I presume this is a keyhole shape one.

Can anyone with a Supersonic give some advice on an appropriate one that will be the right size please? I'm puzzled by terms such as "bigdeck" etc, so don't want to order another one that's still too small, or much too big! Obviously it's mostly going to be used to keep the weather, leaves, spiders out, but will be useful to have a cover that can be secure for local driving.

According to the original brochure, the cockpit size is 33x19 inches (84 x 48cm). This what I ordered against, but the shape of the cover tapers too much towards the front, so can't be stretched to fit unfortunately.

Many thanks for your help,

Dave.
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Re: Perception Supersonic cockpit cover help

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Have a look at Reed - they may have the dimensions for a Supersonic in their database, and if not you can make a template (tape a sheet of newspaper over the cockpit and cut round it) and post it to them to work from.

If you have a sewing machine and want to make a nylon one, I can write some instructions for you.
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Re: Perception Supersonic cockpit cover help

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Thanks Chris, I'll take a look at Reed.
I'd not thought about making a DIY cover, I'll take a look at some online guides and see what I can find. No sewing machine here, but some of my wife's friends are handy with a machine, so I think if we mark it up and cut out the required shape, they'll just need to hem & stitch in the cord.
Cheers,

Dave.
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I've remembered that I posted the instructions before, so if your wife's friends want to try, see here. This is a method that evolved after several tries.
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https://immersionresearch.com/pages/ski ... supersonic

An IR large is basically a 'UK' keyhole.

I would avoid the nylon decks and cockpit covers. They are just landfill which hasn't been put in a bin yet. Neoprene is the way to go.
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I would avoid the nylon decks and cockpit covers
Nylon decks are fine for paddle drips on flat water, I agree they're not suitable for rough water. I've had no problem with nylon cockpit covers, which is what the OP asked about - what problems have you had? I did have a problem with rodents chewing a neoprene cover.
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