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Old 05-06-2009, 06:58 AM
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My fishing buddies and I are working on a new use for bean bags.

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Nice to see they are wearing Type 1 PFD's (ie. the good ones!).
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Heck of a teaser! I want to see the pics of what y'all catch with that daisy chiain!
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whats the "new use"?
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We carry three E-Sea Riders on our boat...and the rope to tie them together in our ditch bag.

The wife and I have it already planned out...as soon as we think we might be going down...we tie them together and she goes in the middle with the Epirb...with her type 1 of course.
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maybe an added value addon item - ability to lash together with no additional items than that which is alread attached to the bean bags.. excellent use idea you guys have there..
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What is your experience in shape of bags? I see people say medium round, medium wedge, tear drop. I have a 28CC.

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The round or teardrop bags are the most common used on a boat. I find the round a little easier.
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Originally Posted by Jpage01 View Post
The round or teardrop bags are the most common used on a boat. I find the round a little easier.
They have a new tear drop with a longer "neck". Those are the way to go.
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The quality of this video is not that great but it will give you an idea of what we have in mind.

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What do you do to keep them from taking on water?
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make the white strips out of 3M reflective tape and you have a winner!!

It needs Reflective tape!!
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JP,
The bags do take on water. It is the 10 cu ft of polystyrene beads that provide the buoyancy
55lb's/cu ft. 3 bags is >1500#'s. 3 bags is the minimum but you could use more.

Our goal was to build a product that will contain the beads. The strapping you see is sewn to 2 inch wide webbing on the inside of the bags so all stress is placed ou the straps. I have hooked the bags together in the water. It can be done but is more difficult than on the boat. I think the bags will stay intact in some pretty rough stuff but I am sure there is a point that you would have to get in the water and just hang on.

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I have thought about the reflective tape and am trying to find some that would be UV stable. We may just sew some patches of it in strategic places. I think it is needed also.
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I would look to get some high end foul weather gear with reflective stuff on them, I know its not ideal but you will always have them on your boat, and keep them in ditch bag or close to it. At night could provide warmth.....imho
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Originally Posted by BiloxiGuy View Post
They have a new tear drop with a longer "neck". Those are the way to go.
Who is "they?". ;?
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I think he means Searider. They are a sponser of this forum.
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I would look to get some high end foul weather gear with reflective stuff on them, I know its not ideal but you will always have them on your boat, and keep them in ditch bag or close to it. At night could provide warmth.....imho
We have thought about adding some pockets to the bags for safety equipment but haven't worked that out yet. There is a problem with access and comfort of the bag when using for seating.

If it is cold, it would be nice to have something for cover.
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what make bags are these in the video?
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The bags are calle Seabags of Florida. They are made under contract by Ocean Tamer.
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I hope you aren't serious about using these in lieu of a liferaft. The demo shows the bags in a flat sea. What happens when waves are tossing you and your crew around? Certainly better than nothing but not a realistic alternative to liferaft.

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