Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:04 PM
I just want something for camera, cell phone, lotion, bug spray, chap stick and whatever else I can think of. We were out today and I realized that I can reach that deck area right behind the cockpit so I could put something there. I have a dry bag for mostly dry clothing but don't take it in the summer. I also have a waterproof fanny pack for my epi pens and some paperwork. I have the screw down Marvel console which works well for a few things like pliers, and other small fish stuff but I tried the one like you got, Seer, in the store and the bungies let go and almost launced me out of the yak so I nixed that. It probably would have worked fine. I will look at those other bags that yakmang suggested too.
I just found a long, narrow, tool bag that isn't being used and I think I'm going to use it for the time being until I find what I want. My phone and camera are already water proof. I do think that set of two underdeck cockpit bags on either side would work--I didn't realize how much room there was there. I would like something underneath, out of the sun.
This is another learning curve going from a SOT to the Marvel which I did primarily because of the weight but I think I'm going to really like the Marvel when I get it set up. Spent some time in 6" of nice, cool, stream water today dragging it over flat rocks but most of the time it was easy going.
Thanks for the suggestions. I have spent so much time packing stuff on horseback for the past 40 years that I may be beyond my sleeping on the ground experiences so probably won't be packing so much camping equipment in my kayak unless there's something we just can't resist.