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The Sprayshield is designed for multiple purposes. One is to increase the heavy weather capability of your canoe by providing what amounts to an oversized deck to your boat. The ‘Shield is equipped with bow-stays to provide an arched shape to shed water and waves. The ‘Shield will also keep rain and sun off your legs and lap when paddling and is “collapsible,” allowing it to be pushed out of the way when not desired yet remain firmly attached to the canoe.
The Sprayshield was originally intended to fit the bow of your canoe. In many cases, it can also be used on the stern of the boat as the stern seat can be moved forward to accommodate it if necessary.
Zippered design provides quick and easy installation and removal. Sprayshield includes 4 mounting hooks and screws. 1/8”, 3/16” drill bits, drill, Phillips head screwdriver, & 3/8” or adjustable wrench will be required to complete installation.
Look for additional sizes of Sprayshields to become available, which may increase your options, depending on model of canoe paddled.
NOTE: IT IS REQUIRED THAT ALL IQ MODULES SUCH AS THE BOW SPRAYSHIELD BE REMOVED BEFORE CARTOPPING YOUR CANOE. Do not sit or stand on the Sprayshield and avoid placing heavy items on top of it as well.
NOTE: While Sprayshield does not have to be removed while portaging your canoe, be aware that it may limit your vision if left installed while portaging.
NOTE: As with the addition of any outfitting component to a canoe, the possibility exists of increased risk of entrapment. THE SPRAYSHIELD IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED IN SIGNIFICANT WHITEWATER. Sprayshields are not intended to replace flotation bags. The presence of a sprayshield can actually increase possibility of a canoe being caught on an obstruction and can also make rescue and retrieval more difficult. Be aware of this possibility and practicing to minimize it is strongly recommended or better yet, eliminate the potential all together.