Cockpit cover?

Posted by Kyle Lindstrom on Nov 28, 2007

When transporting your kayak what do most of you do? Keep your spray skirt on the cockpit? leave the cockpit open? install a homemade cover? A wood cover? When I used to transport my white water kayak I put the spray skirt on it. It was made of neoprene and fit really tight so I wasn't worried about losing it.

I plan to take my kayak next summer on vacation and it will travel 250 miles on top of the vehicle. Now I'm thinking about taking an extra piece of plywood and making a hard cover for the cockpit. I probably would put a rubber gasket on it so it could be clamped down tight and wouldn't scratch the coaming.

So what are your suggestions?

Thanks Kyle