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Old 02-16-2011   #1
 
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Plastic Dry Boxs?

I have been looking for some alternatives to metal dry boxs that would offer an alternative when weight is an issue or to expand the dry storage on trips.

I ahve found a few but they seem to be hard to come by... Can anyone offer a source?

Here are a few that I have stubled across.....

Plastic Dry Box

Medium Dry Box polyethylene storage box

DRY BOX - NO MORE WET GEAR!

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Old 02-16-2011   #2
 
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I have the Dry Box blue plastic in your URL.

Had reservations on it, but during a flip below Quartzite on Salt River several years ago, the cooking gear in it stayed 100 percent dry for a hour or so till raft was rescued.

Do not know how much it helps but I criss cross two cam straps across the box just as an safeguard to help prevent the rubber closure rope from inadvertently getting knocked off the hooks.
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These 13, 19, and 30 qt Engel Cooler/Dry Boxes are on the smaller side, but pretty cost effective in my mind. I bought a 13 qt one and while I haven't tested it in a flip or anything, it seems like a well-made box. It has a very nice gasket that appears to seal well.

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Do you know if they sell the first one that you listed? I checked out their website, and they look like a rental place.

I saw this pic from their site that shows a good pic of the box.
Camp Cook Set

Looks like galaxy cooler without the insulation. sweet. If it fits my boat I'd probably put that on my wishlist...
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I personally love the second one linked....it looks like a couch propped up on some toilet seats....that thing from appalachia? sorry, i couldn't stop laughing
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We'll have these at 4CRS this season:

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it looks like a couch propped up on some toilet seats....that thing from appalachia?
That is funny!

I emailed the rental place to see where they buy them... AK I assume sense that is where they are located.

It looks like the best option for a light weight dry box....
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That is funny!

I emailed the rental place to see where they buy them... AK I assume sense that is where they are located.

It looks like the best option for a light weight dry box....
Post what you find out- And if they have dimensions too...

I'm sure the guy doesn't want to be bothered twice for the same Q.
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Here is our dry box. It's the “Action Packer” by Rubermaid.
http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/P...atName=Storage

We added some foam tape to the lid to improve the seal. It’s not 100% water proof, but they are relatively cheap, fairly large capacity, a lot lighter than same sized metal dry boxes, and you can find them at most big box stores. I am sure things would get wet in a flip, but we plan for that, and it has performed very admirably on many many river trips over the last 4 years.

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I am also an ActionPacker for my second dry box....over 10 years with it. Works perfect (with weatherstriping).

I've never flipped, but put my cat on end and plenty of class IV with just half inch of water in the bottom.
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