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 Post subject: 80's K1 mod
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:52 pm 
Are there any older K1 owners,who have modified the integral sprayskirt? I'm thinking about modifying the skirt to accommodate a standard skirt/sea sock. Maybe a sleeve sewn into the existing fabric,w/ a 2 piece aluminum tubing coaming,secured w/ velcro? I'm open to suggestion.

 Post subject: Re: 80's K1 mod
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:12 pm 
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Welcome moepeppers. I don't have specific answer but I do suggest that you contact the folks at Feathercraft. They are very helpful and have probably been down the road you are traveling, just give them a call. They may suggest a DIY or a factory solution.


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 Post subject: Re: 80's K1 mod
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 4:54 am 
I contacted them once about doing just that, since I have a K1, and would like to do that too, but they don't do that kind of work, and weren't forthcoming with any options.

I suspect the latest, integral spray-skirt designs don't actually use metal tubing, due to the likelihood of it getting damaged, or bent.

I was thinking perhaps some sort of a robust, plastic insert (like nylon, or something similar), inside of a hollow, fabric sleeve/sponson, and then probably Velcro on the outside of the sprayskirt coping, to permit the attachment of the skirt, securely.

Anyone seen one of the newer designs up close?

Would love more info on that, and/or some photos of it/them.

 Post subject: Re: 80's K1 mod
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 3:06 am 
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Sorry to be so late in getting back to you. My Wisper has 2 curved HDPE coaming insert strips (640 x 30 x 6 mm - see one shown in upper half of photo, with back (left) end near insertion point) that slide into the coaming sleeve on each side from below to give structure to the coaming. Friction holds them in place and there's a fabric ring to pull them out.
See photo in link below. I'm hoping where the front and rear integrated coaming stiffeners end is visible - I've folded the coaming a bit at those two points, but the front of the rear integrated inserts is where the lower inflation tube is


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