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Old 18 June 2015, 16:18   #1
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DIY bow storage

I am in the process designing/making a custom bow storage bag from waterproof canvas. Has anyone attempted this before?
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Old 18 June 2015, 16:35   #2
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Zodiac have used this on the regular Fastroller etc boats as well as the Aerotec, worth Googling for pics. I prefer a large drybag in the bow for soft stuff and a Pelicase midships for the heavier stuff.
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summat like this..
The Zodiac Milpro watertight bow bag is specially designed to be secured at the bow of a boat.
The bag access cover is fitted with an airtight zipper and an oral inflation/deflation device. By rotation this corrosion resistant
valve, it is possible to adjust the negative or positive buoyancy of the bag by deflating or inflating it.
Four strong carrying handles allow the handling of this bag with its full content. Handles are integral part of a belt that goes
around the whole bag, so as to distribute the load evenly. An adjustable rucksack type shoulder strap makes the bag
comfortable in a back-pack mode, when laced through the top carrying handle and the two bottom strap loops.
buccal inflation / deflation valve
airtight zipper covering flap
removable straps x 4
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Old 18 June 2015, 17:03   #4
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I already have a small Zodiac bow bag and I have designed my new bigger one based on a similar design.

The purpose is so I can get everything I need for a fishing trip at the front of the boat out of the way. Trying to make best use of the space. I will post a pic if it is any good. It could be a load of crap but I'm going to give it a go.
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Go for it and definitely post a 'build topic', we love mods/DIY stuff on here. Maybe make an inner base from 4mm ply or similar for rigidity, shape, protection etc, I made something like this from an old canvas army bag once.
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I just use Pad-Eye secured elasticated Cargo net....and Dry Bags...covers the whole lot.
The advantage being it takes any shape and size "Cargo" (not limited to sze/shape of Bag) and is 100% secure even in really rough conditions....also you have access to different bits of kit without necessarily digging to the bottom of the Kit/gear bag.
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I just use Pad-Eye secured elasticated Cargo net....and Dry Bags...covers the whole lot.
The advantage being it takes any shape and size "Cargo" (not limited to sze/shape of Bag) and is 100% secure even in really rough conditions....also you have access to different bits of kit without necessarily digging to the bottom of the Kit/gear bag.

That sounds perfect, do you have a picture?
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