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Old 03-06-2013   #1
 
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I got $$$ which drybox?

I got the funds for whatever drybox I want! I'll probably have to skip meals next month ,but that the he#$!!!!! Anyhow, what brand of drybox should I get? I want a the one that will do it all and fit on my tiny 18 foot raft.

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p.s. anybody selling a used one?????

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Old 03-06-2013   #2
 
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RecreTec

I really like RecrecTec. Their lids are way better than the shoe box style IMO . Give Timmy a call and he will take care of you. I'm waiting on a new box right now.
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DRE! Not cheap but can take a beating!
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good tips...thanks.

I see that there is a difference between the two main designs. The closure that looks like a shoe box (where the lid surrounds the top of the box) and a regular lid that squishes upon the top of the box. Any advice from people with experience in both? All the companies claim superiority!!!!!

Look at AAA compared to the lid on Madcow metalworks.

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I have had both. Shoebox leaked in the tub brand new. It got returned and the new rolled lid one passed the bathtub test. They have much more flat surface area to hold the seal, and the lids are more rigid with that design. Mine is a recretec. The only thing I didn't like was the cable which holds the lid opened, it failed. I drilled out both rivets, and Replaced it with a piece of webbing. Neoprene washer from hardware store and aquaseal and it is good to go. I wasn't sure how long to make the webbing so I made it from two pieces and a plastic slider so it is adjustable
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I would check these guys out as well they use thicker aluminum than the rest and charge the same worth a look IMO. DRE is super nice quality ( love their frames and tables) just not my favorite lid design , to each his own. I have had both styles on my rig.

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I would look at the Materials , hinges , latches , handles , and lid design then make a choice.
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good tips...thanks.

I see that there is a difference between the two main designs. The closure that looks like a shoe box (where the lid surrounds the top of the box) and a regular lid that squishes upon the top of the box. Any advice from people with experience in both? All the companies claim superiority!!!!!

Look at AAA compared to the lid on Madcow metalworks.

AAA Inflatable Repair, Inc - The answer to all of your Whitewater Rafting and Float Fishing outfitting and equipment needs.

Aluminum Dry Boxes, Raft Frames, Custom Welding, Metal Fabrication | Mad Cow Metal Works
The only two flips I've had (so far) involved the DRE 'shoe box' design. Both were not completely dry after the re-flip--but we're talking a sponge full of water. One involved several miles after flipping at Skull--maybe 30 minutes before we could get it out of the current at very high water.

Keep the gaskets in good repair.
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Partner Steel. Sturdy, no problems so far, custom size, middle of the road price, and super fast service. I'm up in Pokie fairly often, so I can stop in to chat with them if needed. They are shoebox style, so it depends on what you prefer.
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Give Ken at River Connection a call and ask about custom boxes...he hooked me super good. Sweet boxes, nice seal, any dimension, crazy low shipping.
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