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Old 02-08-2011   #1
 
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Beer rigging

Hello all,
Getting set for a March launch on the Grand and have determined how much beer to bring (a Lot). What the best way to rig the beer in the boat?

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Old 02-08-2011   #2
 
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30 paacks with a strip of duct tape around it, in a gunny sack. Then transfer it into your drag bag.
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When do you launch? We are launch the 12th. Good luck and have fun.
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We launch March 30
On previous trips I've used milk crates w/ lids made out of other mike crates. That worked nice for rigging in the raft but this time I'll a lot,lot more. With the gunny sacks do you just tie a knot in the sack and throw a strap around it to keep it in the boat when I flip.
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I recommend a strip or two of the duct tape in each axis around the case, but that may be overkill. Once taped, you can make a "floor" of cases in a raft under cargo areas. Out of sight & sun and low center of gravity for the boat. If they are down there not individually secured (which is fine), you need to rig the gear that piles above them extra bomber. Prolly a good idea anyway.

A drag bag works good on the Grand with regard to temperature (cold water!), but if the drag bag is too large, it will mess up your all-too-critical conveyor belt line and suck you into the giant 5 minute eddies. Couple of those and you'll be pulling that sucker up on deck. A small drag bag with capacity of 12 beers or less won't bother you so bad.

Separate smaller beer cooler is a must - do NOT go foraging into long-term food coolers for beer every half hour.
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Duct Tape!
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I've seen duct taped cases of beer open up. Then cans are punctured. Then punctured cans slice rubber. Not good.

Square buckets with lids (available at DQ stores for $2) hold 18-22 beers and stack pretty well in the bottom of most boats. Duct tape lids shut.
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Kegs. only way to go.
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keg stands on a raft in the grand? Epic!!
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