I'm wondering if my spray skirt leaks too much. I have the correct size neoprene Immersion Research skirt for an Explorer, can't remember the model skirt, had it for a little over a year.(It looks most like this model) http://www.immersionresearch.com/products/sprayskirts/shockwave/
There are no rips or holes that I can find and I always check to make sure the rand? is seated properly under the coaming. I clean it i fresh water after every trip and drip dry indoors.
I did a few sculling braces with almost half the skirt submerged but I can't see how that much water entered, even through the top of the tunnel, snug fit and just not that much time. The water seems to soak into the top of the skirt but I am not expecting beading.
It could be the drips from my GP but still not that much water in five hours. The water pools between my back and the coaming and where I feel I am taking on water.
After 5 hours I am sitting in gallons of water, no hole in the boat.
Is this common? Par for the course? Are there better skirts?