Originally Posted by slamkal
Don't ever let anyone toss your drybags onto shore when unloading your boat. #1 cause of leaks. After trip is over take them to your friends pool and fill them up with water then identify (using pen) where the leaks are. then pvc patch from the inside.
When sealing a drybag be sure to push as much air out as possible compressing the bag before you do your roll. Make sure to do a tight roll as described (sealines are different than the other bags but they all have the same concept.)
I wouldn't expect a drybag to survive more than a few seconds completely submerged.
Never bring cotton on any river trip. If you have fleece it can still insulate if wet.
Ok wait just a minute here.....
Never let anyone throw your drybag onto shore until you have made a nice cushion of kayaker drybags. Durrr....
I would not want to lift my dry bag full o water. How do you do this?
I have had good success poking my head up in mine with sharpie in hand in a bright room or outside. Pretty easy to see the breeches.
I definitely get most of the air out but I am actually looking for the feeling of air in the bag. Balloonish if you will, so I know I have a seal.
And I absolutely expect my drybags to stay dry for a couple of hours.
While I don't wear wet cotton except when hot, I can't wait until I can slip on some nice dry cotton at the end of a long wet day. So good.
Interesting story hear about a Watershed being grated on the cheese grater at Lava for a few hours. Well that's not what the story is about but look at the pics and you can see the bag with all straps ripped off and still dry.
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