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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:55 pm 
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What are the general opinions of the members regarding combined float/dry bags versus dedicated float bags and dry bags? Any suggestions on the "best" models?

I recently purchased a Feathercraft ST Expedition. Since there are no bulkheads I'm looking for float bags. I've been using my regular float bags filled with air and bubble wrap, but am considering getting a set of the combined bags for a better fit.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:56 pm 
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Location: Southeast Michigan
I like float bags designed for white water canoeing, as most kayak float bags are too narrow for many folding boats. For camping I pack my dry bags low and put float bags above to hold them in and provide extra flotation.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:59 pm 
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I had some NRS float "dry" bags. They were not real dry. A couple held air well a couple did not

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:48 pm 
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My combination dry/float bags on my F1 are nylon coated and hard (fiddly)to repair. I prefer separate float bags in simple transparent plastic and dry bags. Having said that I still havent found a dry bag that doesnt leak sooner or later :-(

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:56 am 
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I use the TRAK float bags for both the TRAK and the Folbot Cooper. The float bags are large cone shaped drybags. Some sort of durable nylon fabric on the outside and a waterproof coating on the inside. Pretty durable and works as additional waterproofing and flotation. I place my drybags and tents in thrash bags inside the trak float bags and all my gear have stayed dry even after multiple rolls.


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