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Old 02-14-2016   #11
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Those threaded seals are air tight as well. Even under some pressure.


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2 of these:
1 of these:
Cut to correct length, fill with paper towels, add caps, tie to a cinder block and toss in lake for a day.
Should be dry on the inside next day. If your happy than glue on a couple of D rings to tie to boat with.
I have built in the past for other purposes and they always worked well.

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Old 02-14-2016   #13
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Thanks for all the advice, I am thinking of bolting PVC pipe together, double barrel style. One side would fit the telescope, the other would fit the accessories. The whole thing gets capped and slides in a drybag. I have to be a little creative with the packaging as the telescope has an OD of 6", but the fixed eyepiece sits another 4". The other option I am think I might be able to make a rocket box work as well.
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Old 02-15-2016   #14
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I made two of the PVC containers. They have a 6" diameter and are 48 and 54 inches in length. They have never leaked and are bomb proof because I used thick wall PVC. The only downside is they are not light, even empty.
The pipe was cheap, the four caps cost me $75 ( 2 permanent and 2 that have the male and female part to unscrew.)
I took a section of pipe and filled it with a bunch of weight then duct taped the ends closed and threw it around, dropped it off the roof of the house onto some boards etc. I wanted to make sure that it wouldn't break before I invested in the caps.
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Old 02-15-2016   #15
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I bought this at Cabela's on sale.

Simmons® Spotting Scope Kit : Cabela's

It comes with it's own tripod and case. The case isn't Pelican quality, but has stayed dry, but I have not flipped it.

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