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 Post subject: Aleut Flotation Bags
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:34 pm 
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I liked the floatation bags that came with my Folbot Aleut, but I didn’t like just throwing them into the bow and stern. I wanted to be able to inflate them so that they would actually help hold my cargo in position.

I attached some webbing and d-rings to the bags with Aquaseal, added a hook at the small end, and attached some d-rings to my frame tubing so that I could hang the bags close to the deck. I install the bags before the frames are put into the skin, then inflate the bags after assembly. I removed the short vinyl tubing from the bags and replaced them with longer pieces that would allow me to inflate the bags after the kayak is assembled.

I have a separate post titled 'Attaching D-rings to frame tubing' also in Folbots.


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 Post subject: Re: Aleut Flotation Bags
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:01 am 
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Awesome work with the Aleut, have you seen float bags that also work as dry bags? Might be an idea if you ever want to do some overnight excursions.


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 Post subject: Re: Aleut Flotation Bags
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:44 pm 
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I like your solution. My Aleut came to me without float bags. I ordered one and an inflatable dry bag and will be mounting them in a similar manner. Thanks for posting and including the photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Aleut Flotation Bags
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:09 am 
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I bought several canoe float bags for my kayaks. They're oversized, so when you inflate them in place they do a good job of filling all available space. They also keep keep gear in place.

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