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Old 06-23-2016   #1
 
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Water Cans; Tight Fit

Putting the finishing touches on some semblance of a rigging plan for an upcoming San Juan trip. Wahoo! I have two Sceptre water cans. I previously determined I could fit one beside the cooler (Canyon Outfitter 75) but there wasn't quite enough space for the other. However, last night I discovered I can in fact wedge the second one in there. It's super snug but does fit. At 80%+/- inflation there's no deflection but it's very tight, so I would expect a little deflection at full pressure. The cans are plastic and have rounded corners. I'd probably just wedge one in on each end of the cooler, throw straps over em and run a long strap around them and the cooler. Anyone have issues with that? It's a 14' Trib in case it matters.

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Sounds like it will work. I just got off a San Juan trip and didn't rig as though it were the Colorado, but even still, if it fits, it fits and it's lashed down. I don't think the Scepters could produce enough friction or hard angles to worry about your raft. FWIW, I use two 10 L Sceptre and one 20 L Sceptre. The small ones go on top of the tube flat next to the cooler I use as a seat (on either side). There's a slot on my cooler on each side, with a 3' strap and one wrap around the frame and a wrap around the jug handle --- it's on its side, but not going anywhere. I try to keep the weight in the middle of the boat, so you're on the right track.
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Think you'll be fine. I've never hurt my boat with tight fitting jugs, but have eventually broke corners on the old blue square ones from jamming em in. Scepters can take it though.
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my only thought on this would be if the fit was sooo tight you might not be able to get them out as easy as they went in.

Have fun and remember that you can fill up the jugs in Mex Hat and get an ice cream at the trading post.
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Think you'll be fine. I've never hurt my boat with tight fitting jugs, but have eventually broke corners on the old blue square ones from jamming em in. Scepters can take it though.
Hehe. Tight fitting jugs. Sorry, couldn't resist given the current posting trend! Thanks everyone. Getting really stoked for my first western river trip!
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