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Old 05-19-2010
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I'm tossing my gear on going for a ride on lots of different boats lately anything from a 22 Catalina to a Bene 51. I've also got a Bermuda to CT run scheduled this summer. The bag I use is not water proof or even water resistant, just canvass. I figure I've just been dumb lucky to not have having everything get soaked by now.

I'm thinking of splurging on some waterproof stuff. On my last trip the two bags I carried back on the train weighed about 55 lbs. A bit too much to comfortably haul around the station.

I'm looking at this as a replacement.

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Hi David

I have had crew show up with wheeled luggage like this; it is a pain to store on a boat. I use good old-fashioned canvas bags. They have never been a problem, Usually unpack my gear and shove the bag into some tiny dry space. I see no need for them to be waterproof.

One instructor that I know uses a small folding cart that he can store easily.

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I know what you mean about wheeled luggage. I was hoping that since it is soft sided it would not be so offensive. In truth it probably doesn't have to be waterproof very often. But someday it will become an issue as once the portlight blew out and green water came below. I wasn't on that race. Yesterday I moved a boat and had to lug my gear in heavy rain for quite a bit just to get to the boat.
Rain happens.
This is my current gear. A canvas bag, no wheels or water resistance. and a WalMart backpack. Total weight 55 lbs. a bit much for the arms and back.

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Get a Ronstan RF 4001 wet/dry bag. We have been using ours for years and they restyled the bag to make it better!
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HL storm barrel bag is nice.|6267|296180|551322&id=1373143
I have the Harken dry bag which is good for day sails or short overnights.|6267|296180|1315948&id=1315522

I might splurge for the HL yellow bag this year, as the roll top is hard to get to the stuff at the bottom. The roll top is perfect for daysails and racing.
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