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Old 05-05-2019   #171
 
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Its me. I did not draw but friend did and is paying me back for a smith invite.

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Old 05-11-2019   #172
 
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Wanted another drop "bag" for my new to me 16' boat and thought I'd make one instead.

I don't have access to polymax in Canada without crazy shipping costs... So I bought 3 oversized milk crates, cut a few sides off and bolted them together.

The finished product is about 39" x 19" and fits under my seat bay perfectly, and now I have a rigid place for hard sided and sharp items on my boat.

I'm pleased with how it turned out and will take it on it's maiden voyage next weekend.

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Well done sir!!! Itís always great to see people find great solutions. Excellent concept, design and execution. If you run three straps under the belly and weave them in the into the vertical sides you have a great product that can even be customized to size.


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Wanted another drop "bag" for my new to me 16' boat and thought I'd make one instead.

I don't have access to polymax in Canada without crazy shipping costs... So I bought 3 oversized milk crates, cut a few sides off and bolted them together.

The finished product is about 39" x 19" and fits under my seat bat perfectly, and now I have a rigid place for hard sided and sharp items on my boat.

I'm pleased with how it turned out and will take it on it's maiden voyage next weekend.

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Old 05-11-2019   #174
 
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Didn't think about running the straps underneath... That would probably make it a better weight carrier... Thanks, I'll give that some thought.
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Old 05-12-2019   #175
 
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Very neat idea.
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Old 06-11-2019   #176
 
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Got an invite on the Main in 3 weeks.
Dory won't quite be done, so I'm taking the 156R.

Wanted an everything bag, but wanted to build it.

Bought a 10' x 14' mesh tarp:
10x14 Multi Color Vinyl Coated Mesh Tarps from Tarps Online
They say colors are random, and they weren't lying. Examples were a blue-green and a tan-rainbow, and this is pink-orange. I'm glad it appears kind of a nice rusty canyon color. It's not a color I would have chosen, but I like it.


The other half will become another bag or may become folding chair seats.


Cut it in half lengthwise, and cut a piece of trampoline mesh for the floor.

1.5h of sewing later, and I have most of the bag. Still need to add grommets to the top.

Trying to decide if I will leave the back open and add grommets I can lace up. Thinking it would make loading/unloading easy, especially if I anchor with my stern to the beach.
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^^^ damn... Is there anything you can't make yourself?

Nice work!
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My girlfriend used a simple heavy duty Singer and "leather needles" to craft this for me. Seemed to be plenty of machine to handle it.

If anyone has leads on a cheap supplier of micromesh by the yard please let me know. Ordering it from River Boat Works is too costly...


Scraps off eBay. Roll remnant.
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Got an invite on the Main in 3 weeks.
Dory won't quite be done, so I'm taking the 156R.

Wanted an everything bag, but wanted to build it.

Bought a 10' x 14' mesh tarp:
10x14 Multi Color Vinyl Coated Mesh Tarps from Tarps Online
They say colors are random, and they weren't lying. Examples were a blue-green and a tan-rainbow, and this is pink-orange. I'm glad it appears kind of a nice rusty canyon color. It's not a color I would have chosen, but I like it.


The other half will become another bag or may become folding chair seats.


Cut it in half lengthwise, and cut a piece of trampoline mesh for the floor.

1.5h of sewing later, and I have most of the bag. Still need to add grommets to the top.

Trying to decide if I will leave the back open and add grommets I can lace up. Thinking it would make loading/unloading easy, especially if I anchor with my stern to the beach.
an everything bag with a big zipper under a spider would be pretty trick.
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Good timing. Just got off 8 days on the Main Salmon:

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an everything bag with a big zipper under a spider would be pretty trick.
May build the spider, really had no issues with gear security. Didn't flip, but wasn't really worried about the gear had I flipped.


So..I kept this simple both because I was short on time, and because I didn't see a need to put a lot of connections on the bag. I did put grommets in the floor to correspond to my beaver board...so had a loop strap from outside the bag, looped through the board. Buckle was on the outside at each corner d-ring.



I REALLY liked the cam strap laced through the grommets. It opened HUGE when we were loading/unloading. One 4' strap laced up the back to close both sides, and then two 1' straps laced through each side of the grommets on top to snug Santa's bag closed. Then ran a 10' strap up and over the whole thing from each side diagonally. Spider would add a strap down to each side and would be easier to tighten sequentially than the 10' straps over everything.



I don't think I'd like a zipper. Slightly faster, but also one more thing that could break. I also wanted to get into my gear bag at Buckskin Bill's to grab cash, and was able to loosen a single strap to get an arm down inside my Watershed duffle (the duffle was not in any risk of coming out if a single strap had loosened on its own in a flip)

10/10 would do again, and would keep simple. SO much faster than a strap through every handle and a gear net over the rig. I brought a never-ever family with me on the trip and they were loading and rigging on their own by day 2.


Oh, and bought a $120 4-bow 8' eBay bimini. LOVED IT.
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