Just thought I share my recent learnings on the subject of storage...
After seeing a transom bag on Northern Pike's futura (see here)
, I've literally spent hours searching for the same bag but came to the conclusion that it's either been out of production for years or it's non-Zodiac with a Zodiac badge on it.
One type of bag that did keep catching my eye during google image searches was cargo bags designed for ATV's. One in particular looks quite suitable, it should fit against the 470 transom between the tubes quite nicely. Also it doesn't have a zip to corrode and seize, it uses a magnetic flap instead.
It's not waterproof but anything that needs to stay dry can go in a smaller dry-bag inside.
Another heads up for anyone interested: While my google search terms went from zodiac bag to cargo bag etc etc, I turned up a cargo net
designed specifically for the FC470. This I thought could be really handy as well as adding to the "Mil-factor". (Did I just invent a new catchphrase?
They're made for the US military so I guess they're really well made but priced between 300-400 USD made me hesitate briefly!
However I came across an eBay auction yesterday where there was 4 (brand new) for sale at $49.00
Needless to say there's only 3 now
but if anyone's looking for a bargain: