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Old 13-10-2011, 13:05   #1
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Backpack Needed for Cruising

Those of you crusers out there need to get this backpack to solidify your exsistance

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen's $40,000 backpack sells out - The Row | Gossip Girl

And when you get it you will be Queen of the fleet
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Old 13-10-2011, 13:10   #2
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Re: Back pack needed for crusing

geeez, and i thunk hello kitty was good.....rofl..
.i found my pink backpack for 2.99 ihn a thrift store in port st joe....is oversized and perfect for cruising. no faces, no names and no schmaltz.....
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Re: Backpack Needed for Cruising

Oh, sure, but you forgot to mention it was alligator hide.

What does a store-brand generic alligator hide backpack sell for, anyhow?

Without the designer label?
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Re: Backpack Needed for Cruising

Side note. Never wear a backpack in a tender. If you go OB. you also go straight down

However, i am sure that someone called Bubba could get you one of those back packs at half the price.
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Old 19-10-2011, 17:07   #5
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Re: Backpack Needed for Cruising

backpacks are great if you dont use them as backpacks. they hold stuff better than tote bags do....
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I'm with Zeehag
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Re: Backpack Needed for Cruising

They also come with wheels!
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Side note. Never wear a backpack in a tender. If you go OB. you also go straight down

However, i am sure that someone called Bubba could get you one of those back packs at half the price.
Even twenty grand is too rich for my blood. I think I'll stick with my waterproof Canyon Pack 7200 for just a mere $ 90.00. It works for me.
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Re: Backpack Needed for Cruising

One small tip for buying backpacks - get one the right size to double up as an airline carry on bag. The maximum size is 9 x 14 x 22" and the good ones cost $60 - $80
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The Canyon Pack 7200 is very large though (7,200 cubic inches). It usually gets poked in the big bin under the quarter berth or at the foot of quarter berth. You can get smaller ones that will fit more confined spaces and, unlike rigid cases (i.e. Pelican), they are squishable and will fit in irregular shaped spaces. Waterproof bags will keep things dry for long time but they should be checked and aired out regularly. Moisture always seems to find a way, over time, to get in somehow. Be sure everything is thoroughly dry before stowing it in one of these bags, otherwise mildew may result if left in bag for too long.
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Re: Backpack Needed for Cruising

and here I was thinking you were talking about your bail out bag. I'm with Zeehag on this one. They do make a better bail out bag, and once ashore on some deserted island make it easier to schlep all your stuff.
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I was just blown away that at 40 grand they were flying off the shelf. For that kind of money you can buy another boat to use as your bailout bag.
I have a great floater bag I picked up for 20 bucks and is waterproof.
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Re: Backpack Needed for Cruising

Being I do canvas for a living its only appropriate that i built my own. I have an everyday grocery getter, a huge one for laundry and a dress one for going out. I liveaboard and use a bicycle for transport so backpacks are a must,
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Check out this website for all sorts of waterproof gear:

www.thewaterproofstore.com

Very reasonable prices on high quality gear.
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Re: Backpack Needed for Cruising

How can you fit a 5 gallon Gerry Jug in that??
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