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Old 03-21-2012   #1
Big Sky, Montana
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I'm thinking of getting some 5 gal buckets with gamma lids for food storage and possibly groover. any ideas on how to attach them to the raft? glue some d-rings on?

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Old 03-21-2012   #2
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I used buckett for a while for dry storage. If you take the handle off and cut a part of the handle flange you can run a strap over the lid to make it bomber. I put them either ina drop bag, side of cockpit or low in the stern. Square ones work the best easier to rig
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Old 03-21-2012   #3
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lhowemt made some harness contraptions out of webbing & d rings for just that purpose.

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Old 03-22-2012   #4
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Andy and bax sells some they are webbing stitched as a bucket harness
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Old 03-22-2012   #5
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Pick up a milk crate and strap it in. The milk crate acts as a good base for a groover bucket as well.
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Old 03-22-2012   #6
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You can attach webbing loops with pop rivets. Use a washer on the inside with a dab of silicone. If you don't crank on the loops, they won't leak.

Most dryboxes have the handles, latches, etc. riveted on.
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Old 03-22-2012   #7
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if you have double rails, lay them flat between the rails and one loop strap will hold them in. the poop bucket get held vertically
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Old 03-22-2012   #8
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In the cargo bay I put the buckets in first, dry bags on top of those, king sling over the pile.
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Old 03-22-2012   #9
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I use square 4 gal buckets for food and dry goods. I find the square profile packs better into my boat. Since I use an 'everything' bag tie down is not an issue. The snap on lids seem adequate, no problems in 4 years of use. After the food is gone I line the bucket with a trash compactor bag and use it for garbage, glass or recycling.

Here is a link to a source...
Square and Speciality Plastic Buckets Category | Square Pails, Square Buckets and Square Plastic Buckets. | U.S. Plastic Corp.

If I wanted to tie them in I would add some footman loops bolted through the sides and backed with a big fender washer. A dab of silicone under the washer will seal it up. I use this system to tie down my action packer/kitchen box.

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Old 03-22-2012   #10
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Please get a "clean out" toilet! I don't care which one you have, But please don't just shit in a bucket with a bag in it and throw it away in a dumpster!
I'll just say this for all who will post what they think they know.
"POOP" goes in the sewer!
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