I started rafting last year and upgraded this year to a Steelheader 2 frame with JPW 14ft 19" tubes. I am trying to figure out where to place a dry box to allow overnight trips with my teenage son. This will give me enough room for food, small cooking gear and small cooler in the box. I like the idea of a bear proof box.
I have a bay behind my seat which fits a 33.5"x15" x12" box. I am looking to get a proper aluminum box, but I am concerned that I end up with too much weight in the rear end. All the other camping gear would around,under the front seat.
Any thoughts on the weight distribution as this is not a cheap option to get a custom box made up.