aaronoto wrote:Purchased a new 10' Aquapod Sport for this upcoming season. I've only taken it out for one paddle so far, but overall I'm very pleased with it. I'm by no means an expert as grassing boats/blinds- this was my first go at it, but I thought I'd detail the progress in case anyone has a small sneak boat they are waiting to grass.
I started with some green plastic fencing and laid it out over the boat to get the correct length. This fencing had 1" holes, but they were a little too small to easily loop the grass through. I'd look for something with a little larger holes to make it easier to loop through.
Next I zip tied the fencing to the shock cord stubble strap and the roughed out the shape to match the hull. Instead of cutting out the cockpit I initially left two poor man blind doors. I think they would have worked OK, but given that they didn't really hinge and I wanted cockpit space without fighting them I ended up cutting them off.
Bulk raffia is a great deal, but I didn't need that much and I really didn't want to deal with dying it, so I went with the Avery Killerweed All Terrain grass. I mixed all the colors together, but the grey quickly stood out like a sore thumb, so I pulled that back out as best I could.
That looks really awesome. If you find something on that does not work quite right, you can always just buy grass mats. They come in packs of 4 and are 4'x4'. Simply roll them up and bungee them together during transport. When you get to your hole, unroll them and drape them across your boat. You will basically have 4'x16' of mat.