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Old 06-28-2017   #1
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Personal dry box mount

Drives me nuts that (far as I can tell) nobody makes a personal-junk-sized dry box with any provision to tie it down short of running a strap over the top . . . which means you have to unstrap it to open it, which, especially if you're rowing, is a PITA. Here's my potential solution, so far not tested on the water.

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What about the Mad Cow Metal Works 'Molly Box"? Its even made in the Big Sky Country.
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Old 06-29-2017   #3
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Those are very, very nice . . . and priced accordingly. I'd love one. Meanwhile, this one (total cost, with re-purposed latches and scrap plywood, 50 bucks), will have to do, but thanks for the tip!
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Nice work Scott. I appreciate the workmanship on your decks as well.


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It has always amazed me that Pelican and similar products do not have
tie down loops. Same with most of the high end coolers.
It would not cost much at all to add molded loops.
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I use these,

MTM Ammo Crate by MTM Case-Gard - ACR5-72 Plastic ammo crate

strapped down by handles.

Built rocket boxes to hang from frame very light weight.
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with my pelican case I drilled and ran a long bolt through the two back fins. I then run a strap through the handle down under my frame and around the bolt. gives me great access and its going nowhere. I saw it done on here a long time ago so cant take credit.. on my little boat I have two ammo cans that I welded tabs on that are slotted so I can drop it in my frame on either side and have it strapped in with access. on my same boat up front I attached footman loops to the bottom third of 2 fat 50's and strap them to a side board.. all work great and are really cheap options. that looks pretty nice for ease of attaching and detaching..
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I use these,

MTM Ammo Crate by MTM Case-Gard - ACR5-72 Plastic ammo crate

strapped down by handles.

Built rocket boxes to hang from frame very light weight.
I just picked up two of those plastic ammo boxes from murdochs.. the handles look great for strapping it down. seems like they would be splash proof but not waterproof.. I will test them out here before too long. what is your experience with them.
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I have some ammo boxes with little brackets brazed onto the front and back down-low make strapping down great.

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Cool idea! I like it.
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