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Old 05-18-2015   #1
 
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Decking and ammo cans

Getting ready to build my decking for my raft and was looking for some advice. How are you guys strapping down ammo cans? I want to be able to lash a rocket box down on each rail as far towards the back as possible. Any advice and pics would be greatly appreciated.

Actually, any tips on any phase of the build would be fantastic! Dont be shy!

Headed back down the Big Ditch in July and need to get this checked off the list!

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I'm a pretty new boat owner, been rafting on others boats for a couple years, and just bought/built out mine at the end of last season, so feel free to take my advice with a grain of salt.

I rock a couple 50 cal ammo cans strapped to the decking on my cat. I just run a 2" strap through the handles and then down through the frame. It works great they are very stable and reasonably easy to secure/remove. Obviously rocket boxes are much bigger, and honestly I'm not sure how stable you could get them up on the decking with just a strap. You might have to build in some sort of short wall coming up off your decking. You could get it stable if it's lying on its side, but if this rocket box is holding a groover, I wouldn't recommend that.

In short, I'm not sure how to make that work well. I carry a rocket box in a DRE sling that fits into the front bay of my frame where my crew sit. Just having one there doesn't interfere with their leg room at all, and it even gives the passengers a little table in between them. I haven't tried it yet, but I think you could even put two there and still have adequate room for feet.

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I mount four ammo cans on my deck. Let me know if you want to see the deck and how to mount them.https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/a...1&d=1431963165
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If it helps, here is my setup. I usually put 2 20mm cans, 1 30mm can and 2 6gal water jags in the front bay getting covered with a table and pacos



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I mount four ammo cans on my deck. Let me know if you want to see the deck and how to mount them.https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/a...1&d=1431963165
Yeah, Monday...I meant floor
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If it helps, here is my setup. I usually put 2 20mm cans, 1 30mm can and 2 6gal water jags in the front bay getting covered with a table and pacos



Link to my photo album of my boat:

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That's how I prefer to carry them as well. For this trip I'll be hauling two coolers so I have to get creative. I saw pics of your boat a couple years ago and I modeled my set up around yours!
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Haha, floor, that makes way more sense.

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Hey Kazak,
What is that rubber material you use to level out your drop bag?
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What's your boat? I was able to do the same in my stern, I do have a dropped floor in my stern to put fire pans and propane tanks on the floor.
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Hey Kazak,
What is that rubber material you use to level out your drop bag?
This:

https://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplie...;pgha2215.html

It's more like hard plastic
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