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Old 23 February 2004, 18:10   #1
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A Frames+Storage on Board

I have a Ribcraft 4.8m and I am thinking of fitting an A Frame and I also need to decide the best containers for storing bits and pieces e.g. electrical, food extra clothing etc. Bags, Drums, Boxes?
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Old 26 February 2004, 09:10   #2
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Bags & A Frames

I am adding to my last Post as I found a Website for Waterproof Bags called "Outbound" and they have a see-thru strip down either side to find the contents before delving in and are Waterproof. I would still welcome any views on the pros and cons and different types of A Frames
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Old 26 February 2004, 10:05   #3
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Hi Paul and.....

welcome to the forum. I trust you'll find it as helpful as me.

It's a good question you pose. I for one use the same waterproof bags you mention along with sandwich boxes and various other conveniently sized containers dependant upon storage locations.

With regard to your A Frame question, take a look at the "Gallery" where you'll find lots of interesting pictures of A Frames and the various containers people attach to them.

See the thread titled "something missing" in the gallery.

Good luck.
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Hi Paul

I have a Pains Wessex POLY bottle fitted to my A frame and inside I keep the pyros and the tube repair kit (which I will even need at sea but it is there) Excellent dry box . The A frame is probably the best place for this dry box as it out of the way and within reach

I attach a photo showing my rigging

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PS as for the clothes when going on a cruise then large dry bags are the things to have. I just attach these to the folding eye on the deck and internal lifeline
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Paul,

I have a selection of different sizes of BDH bottles (see pic)

Two of the large black (2.5l) ones are on the A frame one with the flares & solas signals leaflet - the other with repair kit and spares (spark plugs etc).

They are completly water tight, easy to strap to anything thanks to the ridges in the bottle, are reasonably easy to get hold of and scare the cr*p out of people with their embossed DANGER HAZARDOUS CONTENTS.

The smaller ones I stash any little bits I need with me.

I have a set of translucent dry bags so you can sort of see what your grabbing, which I take any spare clothes in.

Cheers

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Old 27 February 2004, 12:46   #6
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A Frames and Storage

Thanks for all the Tips. The A Frame first then choose how to use it for storage seems to be the message and the see-thru bags seem to be worth it. I will get back to Ribcraft on their recommendations for types of A frame for their 4.8m.
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Old 27 February 2004, 17:21   #7
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Dry bags and BDH

Paul,
You can get a drybag from Sealine which is completely clear, so you know exactly where everything is...never mind just the strip.

The are made by Cascade designs, in Ireland, but are available all over the place.

http://cascadedesigns.com/

Also, contrary to popular belief, the good ole BDH container ISN'T fully water proof. It is recommended that you fit a piece of rubber band over the entrance (an offcut from an old innertube) to fully seal the lid. (After the lid is fitted)

Better still, save youself the expense of a BDH and use old plastic Helmans Mayonaise containers, they are seethrough too!! Couple this with the inner tube seal idea, and hey presto! Money saved, and you are recycling without any effort!

Take these tips from a sea kayaker!!
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I use a couple of 'Peli' boxes for cameras etc very tough and waterproof
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