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Old 04-09-2012   #1
Durango, Colorado
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NRS Canyon Dry Box (plastic) in frame for Super Puma?

I'm setting up my Super Puma with a 3 bay frame (cutting down an NRS Compact Outfitter) and I'm thinking about using the NRS Canyon Dry box in one of the bays. Has anyone used this dry box in a raft frame?

It seems like it is going to sit a little high because of the location of the flange on the dry box and I'm wondering how strong that flange is (could it support someone sitting on the box while the flange rests on the frame?) Thanks for any input.

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Old 04-09-2012   #2
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I have one of the older Yorx (like the Boulder). I would say you are not going to want to do that. The lids really aren't that sturdy for sitting and the boxes aren't super watertight. I use mine for kitchen and some dry food storage on single overnights or day trips. Nothing critical.

For a seat/drybox I would get aluminum or get yourself sturdy cooler.

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Old 04-10-2012   #3
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thanks for the input. NRS claims that their new dry boxes (boulder and canyon) are similar to the yorx box, but more rigid and durable. as much as i would love an aluminum dry box, i can't afford it and a using a cooler as a dry box seems like a waste of space (the insulation takes up useable space). does anyone actually have a boulder or canyon dry box?
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I also have a York box. Sitting on the lid on a regular basis will cause the lid to warp. I don't think the new NRS boxes are that much sturdier, but I've never seen one, so I can't say for sure. I would suggest calling NRS and seeing what they say.
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I've seen the NRS boxes. Quite similar to York. Maybe a little heavier plastic but not really made for the main drybox. Build one out of plywood. Won't leak much unless you flip, so 99% of the time it does everything you need it to.
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