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Old 02-18-2013   #1
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z drag kit

I'm thinking of putting together my own as opposed to buying a kit. Any pros - cons?

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I did it a lot cheaper at rei
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I pulled most of mine out of my retired climbing gear pile.
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1" Military-Spec Tubular WebbingRED*1 INREI*Item # 7836050067Quantity*15Price*$0.36Metolius Prusik Cord SetASSORTED*NONEREI*Item # 7519400019Quantity*1Price*$19.951" Military-Spec Tubular WebbingROYAL BLUE*1 INREI*Item # 7836050018Quantity*10Price*$0.361" Military-Spec Tubular WebbingHOT YELLOW*1 INREI*Item # 7836050034Quantity*15Price*$0.36BlueWater Assaultline Static Rope - 7/16" x 150'BLACK*7/16 X 150REI*Item # 4722620012Quantity*1Price*$140.00SMC CR PulleyREI*Item # 7047830018Quantity*2Price*$14.50

Exact order $215 I already had beaners
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Oh and I bought my rope from REI as well using my 20% off member coupon. It should be coming out in the next few week.
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Wilderness Exchange is a good place to pick up these kinds of items for relatively decent prices. If you have a buddy that has old climbing gear that's a great way to put together the hardware.
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That, and have you taken a swift water rescue course?
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Put it together yourself. It will be quite a bit cheaper and you can spec out the hardware to your needs.
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I seem to recall assembling the whole heavy duty kit for about $170. Make sure you get static rope, too. My kayak version was about $40-50 for just the biners, prussiks, webbing and rollers with planning on using throw bags for rope.

Also, throw the whole kit into a watershed that's strapped to one end of your raft, just so it is easily accessible when the boat is black side up. I found the Ocoee too small and upgraded to the Chattooga.
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I did a little "research shopping" and I am going to put one together myself. I would of never of thought of strapping it to one end of my raft. Thanks for the help and info.
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