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Old 07-23-2012   #1
 
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NRS "YORK" Dry Box

Has anyone purchased the new dry boxes from NRS? If so, were you happy with them? How would you compare them with the old york boxes? Need several for a Grand Canyon trip coming up. thanks!

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I had the old York box and used it for a seat in my old frame. The lid didn't like to be sat on for 8 years , the lid started to warp, and finally got a hairline crack across the middle.

A buddy of mine has the new gray one. It's more rigid, but I still doubt it's 100% waterproof in a flip.

They never were "dry" boxes, but are pretty good "mostly dry" boxes.
The lids aren't rigid enough to be 100% dry with just two straps pulling them closed.

If I wanted to make a York box 99.9% dry, I'd cut a piece of plywood to fit the lid exactly and edge it with some 1" x 1" pine to press down exactly over the closed cell foam gasket. Then strap that over the lid.

They're decent boxes for the money. Two will fit the long way across a 54" wide frame.
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I'm a big fan of both kinds. No, they're not submersible or flip proof, but they make great kitchen boxes. Store your bread in pasta in something else.
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