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I had a mister setup on Deso in 2018 and it was a life saver. Ours was made with a pump sprayer. My bow-flower was the designated pumper. Getting clean (silt free) water was the biggest challenge. I'd love to see the filter setup parts list...
 

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I had a mister setup on Deso in 2018 and it was a life saver. Ours was made with a pump sprayer. My bow-flower was the designated pumper. Getting clean (silt free) water was the biggest challenge. I'd love to see the filter setup parts list...
The filter set up is 2 spin down filters 1 with 200micron screen and 1 with a 50 micron screen to remove most of the grit (also a pretty coarse suction sceen on end of suction hose). Both spin down filters have a drain so can be backwashed from the pressure tank that is downstream. then I have a 4.5" x10" 5 micron whole home filter before it goes out to the misters (big blue filter housing with pp sediment filter).

Will have spare pump and extra pp sediment filter incase it plugs up. Will also have alum if I need to flocculate water in buckets...

I had a miserable hot trip down the ditch a couple times so I figured the extra weight and comfort it will provide is worth it
 

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I just finally finished my big winter DIY project of making a "dry" box out of wood. I put dry in quotes but due to the gasket materials I used I actually feel pretty confident on the waterproofness. The inner gasket is a waterproof closed cell foam that regains it's shape with no pressure on it and conforms to the top lip when compressed.

It's 1/2" Baltic birch plywood for the sides, 3/4" on the top and bottom surface. Polyurethane coated inside and "deckote" outside (which I have on other rafting gear and has proven very robust). Rope handles with pvc tubing. Stainless 24" piano hinge and stainless butterfly latches from Amazon.

I am not a carpenter by any stretch and mistakes were made but I went slow and apparently I have the skills to correct those mistakes to get to a "good enough" level of qc.

Reason for building is I'm cheap and shipping to Canada is insane for something that size, and also I like being able to make the exact right size for my setup, which is not always easy with aluminum dry boxes.

This will be my seat with the lime green box pad from stitchesnstuff.


Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Gas Metal
Rectangle Asphalt Wood Road surface Composite material
Wood Table Bumper Rectangle Automotive exterior
Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Bumper Flooring
Rectangle Wood Shade Shelving Automotive exterior
Table Outdoor furniture Rectangle Wood Tire
 

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Edit to add: I'm almost certain this is still going to be dry in a flip. I had friends over for dinner tonight and I went to open it up to show it off and it was air locked... it was difficult to open due the seal being so tight.

Pretty sure water isn't getting in there in that state.
 

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I just finally finished my big winter DIY project of making a "dry" box out of wood. I put dry in quotes but due to the gasket materials I used I actually feel pretty confident on the waterproofness. The inner gasket is a waterproof closed cell foam that regains it's shape with no pressure on it and conforms to the top lip when compressed.

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Very very cool!!

You know, before people had aluminum dryboxes, they had boxes they made out of...plywood!
Keep it painted so the wood doesn't soak/swell and it should give you a couple decades of service.

Trimlok gasket material?
 

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The raft I grew up on had wooden dryboxes my dad made. Worked quite well- for a couple decades.
Eventually they started to leak a bit, so I sanded, patched, glassed, repainted them. Used them for several more years. I made someone a very good deal on the whole package after I bought my new boat. I hope they're still in service.
 

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Very very cool!!

You know, before people had aluminum dryboxes, they had boxes they made out of...plywood!
Keep it painted so the wood doesn't soak/swell and it should give you a couple decades of service.

Trimlok gasket material?
Thanks!

I can't recall the brand of the gasket but it's more waterproof under more compression and regains it's shape while not under pressure. It takes a bit of compression force on the lid to latch it down.
 
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