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Old 08-02-2016   #11
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2011
Join Date: May 2013
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My boat was flipped and pinned overnight. When I found the boat 8 miles down the river, every dry bag was full of water. The pelicans were dry. I went out and bought some Watershed bags. I figure its totally worth the cash for a bag that is actually dry, and there is no comparison to the ease and convenience of a duffle type opening compared to a regular dry bag that is impossible to organize.

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Old 08-03-2016   #12
Western Slope, CO, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2009
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I seem to have better luck with the regular drybags like NRS if I belch all air out, then fold the soft lip part at the top once on itself, then fold that into the main bag material.

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Old 08-03-2016   #13
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The longest my boat has ever been over was 10-15 minutes, which seemed like a long time to me but is apparently not that long compared to some of these stories. That said, one of my two dry bags was completely dry, the other had a smidge of water in it, but it had some oddly shaped contents so was hard to seal properly. The other two dry bags on my boat got soaked. I'd assumed it was because they were not properly sealed.

My dry bags are the ones available at Jax. Seal Line I think the brand is? Now I'm thinking I might do a test and leave a couple dry bags submerged overnight and see how they do. I've got a pickle barrel I could fill with water...
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Old 08-03-2016   #14
Creswell, Oregon
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Typically when a raft is flipped, you have a little more hydraulics involved than you'd find in a pickle barrel.

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