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Old 06-14-2018   #1
 
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42" Drybox in a 42" Space...

Ok, I have what might turn out to be a dumb question but here goes:

I have a 16' Trib with at 42" interior width. Will the FrontierPlay 42" drybox fit in that space without being a huge pain the ass to get in and out?

I've had tight coolers that are kind of a pain so I was wondering if I'd run into the same issue with my drybox. I'm sure I'll be taking it out at camp and when I am de-rigging at home.

Thanks for any advice and experience. I'm still kind of a noob when it comes to oar rigs and overnights.

Josh

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Old 06-14-2018   #2
 
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I had same question, but mine was about a 36" drybox in my cataraft. I ended up ordering the 36" Fontierpaly drybox and fits great. Not saying it is going to work with your raft, but it worked with my cataraft.
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I would fully inflate your boat and measure it to be sure of actual width. They do not always match specs.
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Old 06-14-2018   #4
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I can't remember the actual measurements of my drybox but I have to "squeeze" it into my 14 footer. It is actually OK if I pull/tilt one side first. I use the same box on my 16 footer. I don't have to pry it around or anything. You could also mount it a little higher in your frame. That is actually what I have done. i like it better higher as I use it to sit on for rowing. As far a overnights, the more storage you have the better. We have gotten very creative on our 14 footer so I could haul a bunch of gear. We did a 10 day down the lower salmon last year.
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It will probably work, not ideal, but it will work. Just dont trailer your boat with it in there, the vibrations and river sand will sandpaper through your tubes. Also I have a friend who was trying to shove a dry box in a raft at the put in and it tore a huge hole in the raft, he bought a different dry box. You can always glue patch material on the inside of your tubes to protect the raft if it looks tight.
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