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Old 07-09-2014   #921
 
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Putting it together

I have just about finished getting my new boat rigged. It has only seen the water twice, but will be on the Salmon in a week. There is some other gear, but here is the essence of it. I put something on it that didn't come through in the photos. In the last coat of varnish on the side-rails, I put a whole bottle of glow-in-the-dark rainbow glitter in the varnish. In the sun it is mind-blowing, after dark it gives off a subtle glow.




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Old 07-10-2014   #922
 
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In the last coat of varnish on the side-rails, I put a whole bottle of glow-in-the-dark rainbow glitter in the varnish. In the sun it is mind-blowing, after dark it gives off a subtle glow.
You whaaaat????? Seriously though, I think more photos are in order! Very interesting idea. Nice looking set-up. Enjoy your time on the Salmon.
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Old 07-10-2014   #923
 
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Post 890 is one example

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I agree that I would never trust a butterfly alone in a flip but I would also argue that setting stuff up in your garage is not the same as when you rig at the put in. I'd be interested to hear from him if he has additional straps over stuff at the put in.

I'm hesitant to rely on the butterfly on dry boxes. I'll do it on my captains box but with enough force I can pop most larger dryboxes butterflys open.
So what do you guys do? Do you rely on a strap that goes around the frame to also hold down the lid? The straps around the frame are vulnerable in a wreck. Do you also put straps around the box independent of the straps around the frame? Now you have 4 straps to undo to get into your box. Osseous, questioning people's methods and setups is not terribly helpful if you don't also include reasonable explanations and alternatives. Otherwise, it just seems coy. No offense, I'm legitimately curious as a novice.
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Old 07-10-2014   #924
 
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So what do you guys do? Do you rely on a strap that goes around the frame to also hold down the lid? The straps around the frame are vulnerable in a wreck. Do you also put straps around the box independent of the straps around the frame? Now you have 4 straps to undo to get into your box. Osseous, questioning people's methods and setups is not terribly helpful if you don't also include reasonable explanations and alternatives. Otherwise, it just seems coy. No offense, I'm legitimately curious as a novice.

Yeah, loop straps from both crossbars has worked well for me in the two (so far) flips I've been responsible for.

This keeps it locked into the frame and keeps the lid from opening.


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I would run two loop straps that live in that position for that purpose- cut the ends to length so they're easy to deal with.

From frame tube to frame tube across the top of the dry box.


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I guess if you get pinned or something, all bets are off anyway.
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The idea is to rig FOR that eventuality- not throw up your hands once it happens and start over buying new gear. Imagine the boat upside down or pinned and look at how and where you would secure things to insure the best outcome.

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Old 07-16-2014   #928
 
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16 Ft Sotar on the Alsek river AK 2011
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Just got off the Main Salmon after a great week on my new rig. 13'8" Sotar Liquid SL with DRL LoPro 4 bay frame. 2 Eddie out latch in dry boxes and a Canyon 125 cooler. Dusty at River Gypsies Really put a nice piece of equipment together for me. I have a flip seat that came with the frame setup but I went back to my tried and true Thermorester seat. The air ride is just so comfortable. Even after 5/6 hrs. It drops out of the way in a flash or makes for a great backrest. Here are some pics. I still need to get my side rails and a few other things dialed in. The boat handled like a dream. The gear did exactly what it was supposed to do. Cooler stayed fridge cold, dry boxes dry etc. In fact the seal on the dry boxes was so good that they were imploded when I got back to Seattle. Had to use 2 rubber mallets to release the seal. They popped right back to shape ( they were about 5/8 inch squeezed) but the gasket got pushed out of place. I called NRS to see what the best option for releasing the glue and resetting the gasket was. I was told they'd get back to me on that. Anybody have any ideas on that? Only bummer to speak of was the yellow jackets. Been down the Main 3 times and never saw anything like that. See vid. One guy got stung 10X!!! 11 of 15 got stung! Some 3 or 4 times. I was one of the lucky 4.
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