I recently installed the Deluxe Aire thigh straps in my Yukon Yak '11 model with the '12 WW spray deck. There were two initial problems which I corrected and one is still outstanding.
- When I did a quick hip snap the thigh straps loosened and the sweep roll failed. I tightened the straps to the max and then tied a halft hitch in the strap after it went through the camp lock. This solved the first problem.
- The packraft rolls up much slower than my 21" wide sea kayak that I most frequently paddle. To compensate for this I switch from a quick sweep roll to a slow extended paddle roll. This solved the second problem.
- The '12 spray skirt pulls off the deck during about 50% of the rolls. Has anyone else experienced this and if so, how did you address it? The first thought that came to mind was to retrofit a conventional spray skirt that fits the cockpit much tighter. Has anyone tried this?
Thanks for your feedback in advance.