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Hello,

I’m trying to dial in a new whitewater foam bench that I just got for my overnight setup.

I’d like to find a way to suspend gear underneath the bench. This spot would be for camp gear, so doesn’t need to be quickly accessible.

o y’all have any ideas on ways to go about this?

I’ve attached a photo to help visualize.

Many thanks!:)



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Get a custom built drop bag that fits your space exactly. Jan at stitches and stuff will build you a awesome unit For a totally reasonable price. My drop bag carries my tent, sleeping bag/s, thermarest base camp pads, clothes, assorted bedding, blah blah blah. It all fits into a big dry bag which fits my space with room to spare for other BS on the sides. If you lose it in a flip you are fucked but with a bench strapped on top of it the chances are slim indeed. A good big/huge dry bag is the key to rolling like this. Plus, if you want to ride on someone else’s boat you can become what I call a one bagger. Throw it on, strap it down, let’s roll baby.
 

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Get a custom built drop bag that fits your space exactly. Jan at stitches and stuff will build you a awesome unit For a totally reasonable price. My drop bag carries my tent, sleeping bag/s, thermarest base camp pads, clothes, assorted bedding, blah blah blah. It all fits into a big dry bag which fits my space with room to spare for other BS on the sides. If you lose it in a flip you are fucked but with a bench strapped on top of it the chances are slim indeed. A good big/huge dry bag is the key to rolling like this. Plus, if you want to ride on someone else’s boat you can become what I call a one bagger. Throw it on, strap it down, let’s roll baby.
I should send her some photos… I feel like this setup is unusual with the bench I have… (see my photos in the reply above)

I’ve had Jan make me some stuff before. She’s awesome.

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It would be better if you got some new side rails that made the frame extend to the end of your chafe strip. Much bigger drop bag for a nominal expense. Save the old ones for further frame projects that will undoubtedly pop up.
 

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Yeah drop bag was my first thought also but I couldn't see a way to attach using a single rail. Also access becomes an issue with the non-removable bench. You can however attach a watershed bag using a single rail quite easily. Plug and play.
 

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It would be better if you got some new side rails that made the frame extend to the end of your chafe strip. Much bigger drop bag for a nominal expense. Save the old ones for further frame projects that will undoubtedly pop up.
Good idea… I actually have longer side rails.

I think accessing the drop bag from the front with a zipper that makes an upside down “U” is the ticket.
Will call Jan tomorrow.
 

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Remember if you are stuffing all your stuff into a big dry bag you don’t need anything more than a cover and some straps. Jan’s standard drop bags in the appropriate size might be the ticket.
 

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All great suggestions above and would agree a drop bag would be the appropriate addition if you could figure out a way to add it. From your photos it looks like your frame is back a bit far towards the rear of the boat and centering that will make you’re a life rowing a lot easier.
 

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All great suggestions above and would agree a drop bag would be the appropriate addition if you could figure out a way to add it. From your photos it looks like your frame is back a bit far towards the rear of the boat and centering that will make you’re a life rowing a lot easier.
you’re totally right… moved my frame forward. Excited to see how different it feels on the water.
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+1 for Good Vibes river gear, Josh and Meagan are awesome. I have a drop bag under my front bench and one of these cross bar duffels behind it facing the rowers seat.
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A drop bag is your best friend. I had this one made by Stiches and Stuff. For multi-day trips, I replace this padded bench seat with a folding table. It works great for bulky things like camp chairs, pumps, fishing rod cases, etc.

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