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8" hanging dry bags
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Author:  wallyworldmudhen [ Tue May 17, 2011 2:49 pm ]
Post subject:  8" hanging dry bags

does anyone know of a source for hanging "dry bags" to use in the 8" twist and stow hatches in the adventure island.
i have a 6" that i am using on my outback but have been unable to find a source for 8" bags.
thanks much.

Author:  KayakingBob [ Tue May 17, 2011 3:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 8" hanging dry bags

No bags for the 8" hatches only the 6".

Author:  VTKuhnDawg [ Wed May 18, 2011 5:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 8" hanging dry bags

I have hatch bags in my 8" hatches. Go buy a large dry bag. Then unscrew the hatch from the boat. Use the inner flange to trace & cut a circle in the middle of the dry bag. Either twist and close, glue, find some other way to seal the main opening of the dry bag shut. Finally put the flange inside the new hole you cut in the dry bag, put that inside the hull, and screw the lid of the hatch back into the boat. Make sure the dry bag is sandwitched up using the flange. There are no modifications to the boat, just a hole in a cheap $20 dry bag. I have made them in all of my Hobie kayaks. They work great and also form a makeshift bulkhead so you don't have to worry about swamping your hull if you take a wave with the hatch open... I can post pictures tonight or tomorrow.

Author:  wallyworldmudhen [ Wed May 18, 2011 5:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 8" hanging dry bags

pictures are always great.
i wonder if there isn't a market out there for an 8" dry bag?

Author:  mmiller [ Wed May 18, 2011 10:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 8" hanging dry bags

May be, but we have complications due to the shape of the Twist and Seal lever. We have tried several ideas, but no bag yet.

Author:  DogsLife [ Wed May 18, 2011 5:00 pm ]
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I have used the Hobie Gear Bucket in the rear hatch to store by dock side accessible stuff like keys, pliers, etc.

The only complain that I have about the new rudder is that I no longer can use that configuration making my bucket useless. I do not like it in the center because you have to remove it to access my gear underway.

Any plan to modify the line routing ???

Author:  Surfoos [ Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 8" hanging dry bags

This does not hang, but maybe the function is similar enough. Consider an army surplus waterproof clothes bag: http://www.myadventureisland.com/2011/09/all-this-in-that-bag.html

Author:  Kal-P-Dal [ Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 8" hanging dry bags

I made a setup with a waterproof bag in the center hatch.


As mentioned here I have another reason to do this. It is now tested and is working just fine.

I can access things under the hatch "outside" the bag even when in big waves without the any risk to fill the kayak with water from the sea. I can use a pump with very limited risk of getting water back in. If I want to access stuff inside the kayak, I can easily open the bag and reach for things without rain coming in.

In good weather, when I dont need the function of the bag, I can just roll it up in open mode and put it like a collar inside the hatch. To dismount the bag, I just replace it with one normal sealing between hatch and hull. Nothing is glued to the kayak, no impacts on the kayak.

For me this is working so good that the bag function is always used. Things needed when under way is of course limited to a minimum. Any amount of water coming in during an opening of the hatch stays above the closed bag.
If any bigger amounts of water get in, it is just to lift the bag (in closed mode) to empty it from water.

Thomas in Sweden

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