First I’d like to say thanks to all those who posted questions and to those who answered them! You kept me from having to ask during my build. I feel somewhat ashamed that this is my first post because I completed my Chesapeake 17LT 2 years ago, so here a few pics of it. I had a lot of fun building it and even more fun paddling it!! On to my question….
I’m planning a road trip to the everglades for a camping trip with a buddy in our yaks. I’m concerned with road debris being kicked up and potentially hitting the front. I seem to be a magnet with this kind of stuff and have had more things hit my car, just recently had a chunk of tire take out my side mirror so it has got me thinking now. I know you can get a cover for the whole boat but I think that’s overkill for what I’m looking for, plus I’m not sure how much impact it may absorb from say a rock or something similar. Does anyone know of or have you made a “sock” just to cover the first 3-4ft? I’m handy with a sewing machine so I’m thinking of making a form fitting cover from thick neoprene which has sewed in velcro tensioners at the back with straps anchoring to the deck rigging further back to keep it from sliding forward and/or flapping around. Neoprene is the best material I can think of that’ll give me reasonable impact protection. Any suggestions if someone has gone this route or similar to would be greatly appreciated!