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Old 09-17-2014   #1
 
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Drybox Bottom reinforcement?

I recently bought a used drybox that has it's bottom reinforced by finished 1/4" marine plywood bolted and liquid nailed on the exterior of the bottom. It water tight and done well (routed edges and entirely sealed)

The obvious advantage is that protects the bottom and gives the box more rigidity but is it worth the effort and trouble to do for other boxes?

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Nope, I have used and abused the same dry boxes for years, no problems.
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Never seen that before... I've never had an issue with either of mine that I needed to do that...
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dryboxes are heavy enough. why add the extra weight?
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I can speculate that this wasn't done for reinforcement but to potentially protect the floor of the raft from rubbing against the bottom of the Al drybox.
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I can speculate that this wasn't done for reinforcement but to potentially protect the floor of the raft from rubbing against the bottom of the Al drybox.
I can understand the thought but I'd think that would be a step in the wrong direction... a smooth aluminum bottom is going to wear less than an aged wood bottom, with bolt heads, cracks, chips, etc... I have flat spots worn in my cross bars but the old boat showed no permanent wear (rub off the black spots and you couldn't tell well the bars had been).
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why the name change Iron-man I mean read-n-run?
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Bolts are steel and the wood is probably fine sanded. I'm not saying that is what I would do (far from that)- just a theory of what they were /trying/ to accomplish.
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True enough, they may also have wanted to protect the bottom from dragging, bouncing, etc but I think they made it worse (by a long shot) for their boat... this coming from a guy with wood dry boxes!
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