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Old 08-08-2009, 11:58 AM
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I am looking for a wind deflector to go on my Ocean Express.

I have seen a few on skaters and googled Wind screens, wind deflectors, etc. Not finding anything of that sort. I found a couple of places but not what I have seen

Also I searched last night for T handles for people to hold on while running. I know there used to be a thread and went page by page and couldn't find it either
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IMHO, T-handles and the like don't belong on boats. People fall on boats, period. It happens. T-handle to the midsection is instant internal injuries.

I'd install some thick webbing that comes out from under the seat. Make sure it's mounted securely. When you don't want it, tuck it back under the seats.
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IMHO, T-handles and the like don't belong on boats. People fall on boats, period. It happens. T-handle to the midsection is instant internal injuries.

I'd install some thick webbing that comes out from under the seat. Make sure it's mounted securely. When you don't want it, tuck it back under the seats.
You talking some type of strap to hold onto. I have seen many T Handles in boat. Drunk people fall on boats. I have a 7 person sit down seating. No one is standing unless we are docking. I appreciate the advice but I can't see that happening...
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I agree with Sydwayz metal T handles are dangerous. I would use the arc handles that anchor on both ends to the elbow rest.

For wind deflectors look here;

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...s-release.html
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I agree with Sydwayz metal T handles are dangerous. I would use the arc handles that anchor on both ends to the elbow rest.

For wind deflectors look here;

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...s-release.html

Thanks Cat. I sent them an email and hopefully I will hear from them on Monday.

I have a local fab shop that I never thought about making the T handles for me.
I know what you are both saying about the T handles but I wouldnt feel secure with a strap.

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I would not put T handles on a boat either. You never know when a weird wave will jerk you around.

Either round handles (even those in my Cigs have bruised some people) or VERY RELIABLE straps that are well attached.
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I would not put T handles on a boat either. You never know when a weird wave will jerk you around.

Either round handles (even those in my Cigs have bruised some people) or VERY RELIABLE straps that are well attached.
Funny you say that.. I talked to a buddy with a cig this AM he said he knows a local company that can "Rubberize the handles in colors!! He suggested the rounds too. I will do some more research this week on them but I am leaning toward the "rubberized coating over the handle whatever it may be!!
Thanks G Hows that MTI running? I seen some pics.... You went to the swamp run!! Good Time?

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Can't find the photos, but didn't the rerig of the old Zuperman boat have nice straps on the seats. Baja has some nice T handles and the Apache with the removable round handles was very nice.
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You went to the swamp run!! Good Time?

I still love that boat!!

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Sacandaga...

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6QIUNU39lk[/YOUTUBE]

And the Swamp Run as you mentioned, thanks to filtrman for the vid.

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rubberized = plasti-dip?
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