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Old 07 October 2015, 12:43   #1
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FC530 storage bag

Hello, I am new to the ribnet forum and hope someone can help me with this. I recently became the owner of a very nice 2004 FC530 however the craft did not come with its' storage bag. I have talked with Milpro and they quoted me an outrageous amount for the Z3400 bag. I have looked at other options but have come up empty handed. I have come across a company which designs and builds covers for boats and they may be able to make me one. Would anybody happen to have a picture and the dimensions of such a bag, also the material out of which it is constructed? Is it a zip up bag system or a PVC tarp in the shape of a cross, with flaps and D-rings? Once again I would appreciate any advice.
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Old 07 October 2015, 17:33   #2
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Hi and welcome. Hope you find RN useful to you. May I make a suggestion and that you put this thread on the sib section you may get a better response.
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Thanks for the reply, I shall do that.
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Hi, the best way is to make your own or get one made out of black boat cover material.

They are quite simple to make as they are like a cover the folds over and the straps clip together and can be tightened.
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I have come across a company which designs and builds covers for boats and they may be able to make me one. Would anybody happen to have a picture and the dimensions of such a bag, also the material out of which it is constructed?
In most cases, getting an unpacked boat back into the factory supplied bags is a PITA.

If I were you, I'd figure out which is easier for you deal with (zipper or fold-and-tie or whatever), measure your rolled/folded/balled up boat, and have a solution made that works with that.

If I remember correctly (and I'm not saying I do), my Achilles came in two bags (some kind of heavy vinyl, I think); one for the floor, and one for the hull. Neither was easy enough to deal with, so they were never used.

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Jayasaki, Whisper, thanks for the info. I think I will proceed with that route.
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My boat came with the proper storage bags. The floor sections fit into a bag. The rolled up boat is wrapped into a cover. Its basically a rectangle, with tapered flaps on each side, and nylon straps to hold it all together. You could do the same thing with a small tarp and some generic nylon straps with Fastex type fasteners.
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