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Old 06-26-2015   #1
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Rocket box/water jug slings?

We are having a diamond plate frame fabricated. I plan on eventually adding a drop floor for the rowers bay with captains boxes. Until then, I need a way to rig my water jugs and 20mm cans. Is there a cheap way to rig some slings or something? I will have room enough for 1 box/jug next to my cooler, and probably 2 on each side of my legs.


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Old 06-27-2015   #2
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Rocket box/water jug slings?

Steve - Both my boats have solid floors in the captains bay. Instead of hanging boxes or water, I have stainless footman's loops attached to the floor and then use loop straps through the footman's loops to secure water cans or groover or boxes. One floor is aluminum and the loops are bolted through - the other is plywood and I use slightly counter-sunk T-nuts on the back side. For me, this system allows me to rig quickly - means I don't have to figure out how to hang the gear and also strap in down - gives me great flexibility for changing out what goes in that spot. Darryl

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Old 06-27-2015   #3
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Old 06-27-2015   #4
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InflatableSteve here is what we have to offer. $45 for that sling W/O jug or box.
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Old 06-27-2015   #5
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Thanks guys. Though $45-$50 are good prices for top quality slings, I would need 4 of them and I would be pretty close to the price of a floor. Just looking for a cheap solution for 1 or 2 trips.


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Old 06-27-2015   #6
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Temp plywood floor
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Old 06-30-2015   #7
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webbing water slings

Made my own slings out of webbing wout any sewing. Just run over around, tie like a bow on resent, do it again, you can customize where you ut loos, etc. Mounted one to nose of small boat in grand and was the reason I did not fli on several runs..(was suose to have some weight and bow riders...private trivs always a crap shoot. experiment with webbing. Worked great for me!
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Old 06-30-2015   #8
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I have 2 water jug slings, in like new condition. I'll sell you both for $50 + shipping. PM me for photos.
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Old 07-01-2015   #9
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Ammo cans can be hung from there handles. Normally the rowers bay isn't going to be the exact size of a rocket box. However you could make small frame out of wood that span the rowers bay with another cross piece in the middle so that the rocket boxes could be hung by the handles. It would be simple and cheap and reusable. I personally have slings and a beaver board in the back if I need to attach more boxes. Theoretically you could just use like 9 foot strap, wrap the frame on both sides so you have a set depth like you would a cooler and the then go thru the handles and over the top to cinch down.

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