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Old 04 September 2011, 17:52   #1
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Which Peli Case?

What's the best size Pelican Case for the essential SIB box-of-shiny-things?

The 1300 looks like a popular choice. Anyone wish they'd gone for something else? Bigger? Smaller?
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Old 04 September 2011, 18:02   #2
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Check this John, quite a few Peli case/SIB essentials pics:

What kit do you carry on your SIB?
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Old 04 September 2011, 18:44   #3
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I have 10 cases of the 1500 size !, these are abut the size of a normal brief case....any bigger are difficult to carry....

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is a cheaper version of peli 1500 size, hence i have about 10 of these that i keep my stock in...and the club has two of them with safety kit...

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Check this John, quite a few Peli case/SIB essentials pics:

What kit do you carry on your SIB?
That's the thread that prompted my question

SPR, how well do the Chinese knock offs compare to the genuine article?
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Sorry John, I did not think you would have missed it. I did a fair bit of Googling for 'alternatives' a few weeks back and the upshot seemed to be that where slightly more affordable cases had failed the Pelis' had not...
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That's the thread that prompted my question

SPR, how well do the Chinese knock offs compare to the genuine article?
Just got the real thing from Martin @ Channel Ribs and very pleased...no experience of the "knock offs" but...LINK
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Just got the real thing from Martin @ Channel Ribs and very pleased...
Thank you muchly.

The 1300 is really popular, as SPR says quite a few sailing clubs are moving over to them (mostly genuine) as they are the right size in terms of a mix of capacity and ease of stowage.

If you do get a cheap one, make sure it comes with a lifetime warranty!
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The links are not knock offs - just another brand of many, the catches are functional and and dont have the automatic pressure value. I had them for 2/3 years now and not broken one.

I have a peli 1500 & Peli 1700, i bought years ago nice case - life time warranty - look on ebay for one - send back get replacement if broke!

The cases i gave you link to on ,friday past i had 6 of them stacked up the and 150 Kg weigh (aka Me) was standing on them since i was two lazy to get ladder!

If I was going on an artic expedition I would by Peli, if i was taking said cases on a plane peli...if i was storing a laptop buy peli...

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And an Alternative

In the day job, one of my responsibilities is packaging various equipments for the military. We have found that Explorer Cases last the best in this sort of environment. Peli are good but ...............
OK, so I have now raised the bar, instead of buying Audis it is now Porkers
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The 1300 is the one for a small SIB (if you just want to carry the essentials). It is wide enough to cope with flares/VHF and deep enough to be double deck packed. The 1400 is bigger(?) but shallow and the 1200 (which I have too) is very shallow.

1300s appear on eBay quite cheaply. Don't worry about a warranty - I've bought them second hand - they're indestructible...
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