The PegLef skimmer is the 2011 edition of the Avast Marine DIY cone skimmer kit. The new DIY avast marine skimmer has a drastically reduced footprint, with the pump underneath the skimmer instead of on the side. Although the footprint on the PegLeg has decreased to 10 inches x 9 inches, the skimmer did gain some height at 22 inches tall. The PegLeg also features a bottom drain pipe with a custom built micro-adjustable valve instead of the old gate valve. Which means you don’t have to get your hands wet when adjusting the skimmer and which offers a much better water level adjustability.
The cone to neck flange connection has also been improved from a two-piece acrylic + PVC assembly to a single PVC ring that is milled to fit over the cone for an easier & cleaner fit during assembly. AVAST also moved the silencer from the cup flange to the hartford loop pipe for easier removal of the cup.It is nice to see all these tweaks to improve this great little skimmer. The Pegleg is available for preorder and qualifies for the Black Friday sale. They should ship around December 8th.