When I purchased my Assateague a number of years back, it came with a skirt that just happened to be a good fit for the boat and for my body. It was reasonably easy to put on, came off well enough, and kept most of the water out. I briefly tried this skirt on my new Dagger Stratos and it didn’t seem to go on well. I’m going to try again and see just how tight it is, but I have my doubts it will work for both boats in the long term.
I already know that I want neoprene (at least I think I know this…) but wasn’t sure what the functional difference was between a bungee and rand. I find myself wading through YouTube videos and I discover after many years of using a rubber randed skirt on my composite boat that apparently it isn’t the best choice for this application.
Can you guys confirm that I should ideally be looking for a rubber randed skirt for the (RM/PE) Stratos? Of course “Seals” is often where one starts to look with skirts, but are there other ones I should be seriously considering (if easily obtainable in Ontario, Canada)? I like to be upside down and halfway in between. I plan to be in larger waves, smaller surf, and some moving water. I like a dry cockpit unless I’m doing reentries.