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Old 03-16-2017   #1
 
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Most durable bucket for bailing

I know this is kindof a silly question, but I've split countless 5 gallon buckets while bailing my bucket boat which sucks if you're on day 2 of a 5-day trip.

Any thoughts on a wicked durable bucket that you all can recommend would be great!

I think some good advice is to use your foot to push down rather than the bucket itself, but also having a really durable bucket helps a lot.

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Nothing like a good bucket. I use a silicone, collapsible bucket, comes in 1.3 and
2.6 gallon sizes, for camping. Has been a work horse and extremely durable, can
find on Amazon, etc.
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Old 03-16-2017   #3
 
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The best option for bailing is definitely a self bailing floor, for the cost of all those buckets...

JK,Sorry to be a smart ass, what about those jacks plastic buckets? Since they are soft Im not sure if it would be what you want but they are awesome to have for boat cleaning and water fetching.
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Old 03-16-2017   #4
 
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bite the bullet and find a stainless steel bucket. I got mine from a farm and ranch store a long time ago. My SS bucket has probably 20 years of floats on it and other than a stain on the outside from blaster flame, it is still like new.

I do not use mine as a bail bucket since I have a cat boat. I got it to boil water for dish washing after screwing up one of my galvanized buckets doing that.
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Buckets for bucket boats

Don't let the guys who have never rowed a bucket boat kid you. They never have felt the feel of rowing one. As for buckets, the best I have found were in a feed or tack store, the ones designed to hang on a post to feed horses. They come in various sizes, are inexpensive, have a metal handle, and best of all have a flat spot which is great for getting at the water on the floor of your boat.
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Try a 3.5 gallon bucket. Same construction but less room to over fill.
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Try a 3.5 gallon bucket. Same construction but less room to over fill.
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and double them up (as in one inside the other)

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try a good pet supply or farm/ranch place, look for s stainless steel feed bucket.
they come in all sizes and are built tough.

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Old 03-22-2017   #9
 
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Bail bucket

My buddy uses these feed buckets. They have lasted many seasons, and as mentioned above the flat sides are great for getting all the water out. They also hang on the frame pretty well. Great for spent beer cans.



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Old 03-22-2017   #10
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Free Buckets

A note on the less durable type.
Most bakery's use glazing that comes in plastic buckets, which they either throw out, or save, and give away to people if you go in and ask.
Safeway does one gallon and five gallon, city market has 3's.
They also can be cut up into a spare oar stirrup ( double layer to make it stiff enough), when you bust one on the Salt, and forgot your spare.
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