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Deck nets

Post by john campbell » Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:30 am

Does anyone know where to buy elasticated deck netting aka Prijon boats, for a retro fit?

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Post by ChrisS » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:54 am

I found one in my local pound shop. Maybe try a motorcycle shop?

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Post by active4seasons » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:03 pm

John, have you tried Prijon?

Sorry John, could't resist.
By the way why not get a deck bag? Knoydart have got them on sale at the moment - not connected to them in any way.

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Post by Mark R » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:04 pm

Pyranha use them also in their PH touring range.

But...I find them a pain. Nets are too loose.
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Post by active4seasons » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:17 pm

Mark, I guess it depends on water conditions but I am inclined to agree.

What happened to the fold out map cases that you clipped over the spray deck? Anyone seen them recently?
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Post by highland » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:39 pm

Reed (see http://www.chillcheater.com/) do a "Chart Case with Clips for Decks" - £9. I'm getting one as a surprise for Christmas, so I can't comment - yet.

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Post by active4seasons » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:47 pm

Would be interested how it goes. I use the large sealine mapcase that could easily be adapted as it has good D hooks at the corners. The chill cheater looks like a good price.

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Post by highland » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:50 pm

What I do at the moment, is print-out a map of the area that I'm going to from some software I bought called Tracklogs, then get the map laminated. Trouble is, no-one supplies laminating pockets with clips attached!

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Post by active4seasons » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:59 pm

What do you think of Tracklogs? Do you use GPS with it?
I have Anquet Maps and I am yet to get the GPS cable, need to soon as I have a few routes to download.
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Post by highland » Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:16 pm

Tracklogs is wonderful. That is version 2 - there is a version 3 which I didn't like as much. I've tried Anquet & it's nowhere near as good as far as I'm concerned. I use Tracklogs with one of 2 GPSs. I've a Garmin eTrex & a Garmin Forerunner 201. Both record where you've been and you can then download the track & print it on the map. However, the eTrex lets you upload a track created in Tracklogs, which you can then follow. This is much more than a 'route', which Anquet does, which is just a series of waypoints.
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Post by NickB » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:15 am

Back to the original topic of deck nets, I made my own using the basic idea from a standard knots book but used shockcord for the outer edge. I don't use it on the front deck, but on the back deck for all those bits n' bobs like tow line bag and BA on a nice day. I have posted a more detailed description previously and I believe Mike may have added something to the Almanac about it.
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Post by john campbell » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:00 pm

Folks
Thanks for all the info. I use deck nets with my Prijon Excursion and like them but I'm retro fitting another boat as I prefer them to the bungees, thus the need for new nets.

Yes, Prijon do have them but they are £20 each. Too much folding for just sewing holes together. Perhaps I'll buy some onions.

happy paddling
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Post by ChrisS » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:18 pm

John, PM me with your mailing address and you can have my pound shop net.

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Post by naefearjustbeer » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:10 am

active4seasons wrote:What do you think of Tracklogs? Do you use GPS with it?
I have Anquet Maps and I am yet to get the GPS cable, need to soon as I have a few routes to download.
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I have some tracklog maps and a complete UK set of memory map. Memory map blows tracklogs out of the water with a much more User friendly program. However tracklog customer support is excellent compared to memory maps.

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