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Old 12-01-2016   #1
 
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Home made Dry Box

I attached link to photos of my first winter project, a home built dry box. 36" x 20" deep x 15" high and 29#s. It is splash proof, probably not flip proof (hope I never find out for sure). $100 and a couple of days work (not including drying time). I'm not much of a carpenter, but I'm more than satisfied with it.
Made with 1/4" plywood under flooring, 1"x2s", 2"x2s", stapled, glued and screwed. Painted with deck paint inside and out, then coated with clear Flex Seal on the outside.

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Good work, I dont think Ive ever seen a wood "dry" box look so good
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Nice, I am curious what are the red side boxes?
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Interesting oar tower setup, I'm not sure if I've seen a setup raked out that far from the tubes before. Is there any benefit to having them that far out? Does the geometry work in the rower's favor?

Nice work on the dry box.
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I think the idea of running the strap under the lid is keen. That's why the hing does not run all the way. I have a couple wood boxes very similar to yours but never strapped them up like that. Makes scene. thanks for the post.
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I attached link to photos of my first winter project....
Jeez, you've got one down and it's not even winter yet!

Nice work on the box!

I made one very similar to that a few years ago and it's not been wet inside yet! It's not been upside down either. I really like it, but the bottom of mine has seen better days. I would suggest some hdpe runners for sliding it on the rails, rocks and truck beds. At least my next one will have them. I thought about coating it with truck bed liner also, but I have not had great success with that on wood over the long term - I can't decide...
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Interesting oar tower setup, I'm not sure if I've seen a setup raked out that far from the tubes before. Is there any benefit to having them that far out? Does the geometry work in the rower's favor?

Nice work on the dry box.
Those are rowframes towers - they give you a wider tower width but keep the oar locks at the optimal angle for vertical oar movement. Nice option for getting wider locks on a narrow boat... I need a pair for my little hyside.
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I think the idea of running the strap under the lid is keen. That's why the hing does not run all the way. I have a couple wood boxes very similar to yours but never strapped them up like that. Makes scene. thanks for the post.
I agree - brilliant. I'll be copying that little maneuver.
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Not water proof but very close to it, add a can rust-oleum 2X ultra cover plastic spray paint and your done.
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