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Old 06-20-2018, 03:49 PM   #21
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My Hornbeck noodles are there simply as a stiffener and a water dam for the rolled end of the spray skirt to keep the water that splashes up on the deck from rolling back onto me.

I also have a nylon spray deck fitted for my Rapidfire that works very well with a small tubular hoop made from tubing similar to shock corded tent supports. It forces water to run off to the side instead of toward me. I note that a strong tail wind making for large following waves are quite difficult to negotiate in the Rapidfire. Perched at the crest of each wave as it is passing underneath, the boat tends to want to turn broadside to wind and waves as it surfs down the back side of the wave. Makes for quite an exciting experience requiring lots of effort to control proper direction and heading without swamping, even with the spray cover. This happened one time during the 90-miler with a very stiff tail wind while heading down he length of Middle Saranac Lake.
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