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  • So I noticed some pretty significant cracking of my port lids so its time to replace them. I figured Id get the Murray viking 6 inch that fits the cat bags.

    Has or does any one use the cat bags in their ports? If so have you tried both kinds, Long and Fat? And which do you prefer or thing is more useful?



    Edited by Quarath on May 16, 2017 - 06:30 PM.

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  • Quarath
    Has or does any one use the cat bags in their ports? If so have you tried both kinds, Long and Fat? And which do you prefer or thing is more useful?


    I've always had cat bags in my ports, used both kinds, they work the same so the bigger the better.

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  • the one thing to check for is that you don't want the bag to be so long that it sits on the "floor"
    if it sits there , any water that gets in or accumulates from condensation will get all your gear wet / rusty
  • MN3the one thing to check for is that you don't want the bag to be so long that it sits on the "floor"
    if it sits there , any water that gets in or accumulates from condensation will get all your gear wet / rusty

    True, and remind yourself and crew that anything you put in those bags could get wet, so things like phones and potato chips need to go in zip lock or proper small dry bags.

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  • Have a Fat Cat and have used it 5 years ocean racing.

    MN3If it sits there, any water that gets in or accumulates from condensation will get all your gear wet & rusty


    I lost some first aid gear when it got wet last year, so I have purchased this:

    http://first-aid-product.…kking-first-aid-kit.html

    Two layers of waterproof. I have an active project to build a bag that will store flares and tools up high, easily reached from the port hole. I need a 6" aluminum ring to hold it in the hatch opening.

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  • Quotehttp://first-aid-product.…kking-first-aid-kit.html

    Two layers of waterproof. I have an active project to build a bag that will store flares and tools up high, easily reached from the port hole. I need a 6" aluminum ring to hold it in the hatch opening

    Nice!
    Keeping flairs dry sounds like a pretty valuable idea!

    Not sure what is the best way here, and Ymmv - but if i was going on an ocean cruise or anywhere solo out of our local bays, I personally would keep them in a drybox (or bag) on the deck of my cat or somewhere else above "ground" so i can access them in a capsize or total failure
  • QuarathSo I noticed some pretty significant cracking of my port lids so its time to replace them. I figured Id get the Murray viking 6 inch that fits the cat bags.

    Has or does any one use the cat bags in their ports? If so have you tried both kinds, Long and Fat? And which do you prefer or thing is more useful?Edited by Quarath on May 16, 2017 - 06:30 PM.


    Used them all the time.. The only issue I had with the Prindle 18 was there banging against the sides of the hulls if I put something heavy in there... kind of like a Chinese Water Torture. Be sure that you leash the lid to the boat.... could ruin you day if the goes over the side

    I opted to get an extra pocket sewn onto my tramp.. easier to get to and held more stuff
  • JohnESBe sure that you leash the lid to the boat.... could ruin you day if the goes over the side
    I opted to get an extra pocket sewn onto my tramp.. easier to get to and held more stuff


    Two good points. You can hang food, tools or the first aid kit from the lashing of the port lid which wil give you easier access.

    When I get another trampoline I will have them put TWO zippered pockets on the new one. I love the one I have now.

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  • I have the Viking ports and use the fat bags which work very well. Just double zip lock bag anything that must stay dry.

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