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Old 21 February 2010, 10:31   #1
Country: UK - England
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Make: Quicksilver
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SIB Storage

What kind of containers does everyone use for storage on their sib? Things like anchor, fire ex., flares etc. Ive heard of people using cool/ice boxes. Anyone else use anything different? Im after something that I can just lift in and out of the boat as and when required. Oh and its needs to be 'splash proof' also.



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Old 21 February 2010, 11:36   #2
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The anchor box is permanently fixed into my SIB.

For stuff I want to take on / off easily (flares, VHF, toolkit, pump etc) I use a Musto bag (smaller versions of this):

With a short bit of shock cord with hooks through the shoulder strap attachment points at either end of the zip. The hooks then clip onto the boat. On my last SIB I clipped it across the boat at the front, on this one I clip it along the tube on one side.



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Old 22 February 2010, 12:07   #3
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I use a large coolbox which works ok like this one I chuck my anchor in one of these

Have been considering on of these
but not taken the plunge yet.

Finally i use one of these (40 litre Version) for spare clothes etc
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Old 22 February 2010, 12:50   #4
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i carry /store my stuff in a box from a about 20 x 15 inches i can get all the safety and emergency kit in /chart /compass/flares/toolkit /fire ext/spare propeller /spare fuel line and bulb /2 vhf handhelds/ / g.p.s/torch/nav lights/glow sticks/first aid kit /resus mask/strobelight/spare kill cord/fog horn/knife/fold up bucket/sea anchor/ plus a few bit and bobs ,,,,,,normal anchor and line will go in if packed right but i prefer to carry that seperate in a canvas bag ,,,it will also float even with all the crap in it if needed,
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Old 22 February 2010, 20:31   #5
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I use a cooler, actually two but I really only need one. The one beside my seat fits perfectly and contains a small bucket with aearator for live bait, an emergency flag, flairs, and pump while the one in front maily serves as a bow situated seat for when the boat's a rest and I'm fishing. I'd thought about making it a cooler radio box (by mounting speakers outside and a battery and amp inside to connect to an ipod) but that was just a thought. Probably won't do it unless i have some time off and get really bored.
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