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Old 10-01-2017, 10:24 AM
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Default How to secure milk crate

I fish a lot from my 12' kayak. I use the installed bungee cord to hold my milk crate in place. Last week I capsized for the first time. I lost some loose equipment (my bad) but the milk crate came loose. So I am looking for a more secure way to hold it in place. I am thinking some sort of soft eyes on each side with real bungee cords over the top of the crate. Any other ideas? Post photos of your method if you have them.
Old 10-03-2017, 07:18 AM
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I am also rethinking rod tethers. I have not used them because they are a pain in the butt (and of course I thought I would never turn the boat over!). I usually keep two rods in the rod holders and one or two more in PVC pipes in the milk crate. I think I will put loops on all my kayak rods and tether them to the boat when I am in fast water.
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It doesn't take much to go over in most kayaks. Everything that you don't want to sacrifice if you do go over needs to be tethered.

Also, make sure you know how to both flip it back upright and how to get back in. It is harder than you think if you've never had to do it. Plenty of youtube instructional videos out there.
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I run a bungee through my milk crate as well as have the bungee that came on the kayak over top of it. I built a top for my crate by cutting off the bottom of another milk crate. I drilled holes that matched up on one side of the milk crate and the bottom I cut off. Then I used zip ties to act as a makes shift hinge. There are plenty of videos on youtube that can show you how to do this. Fortunately I haven't flipped mine yet but if I did the crate wouldn't go anywhere. I can't move it with out undoing the bungee. I hope this helps!
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That's exactly what I've done. thx.
Old 06-28-2019, 10:52 AM
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I packed my kayak with tools quite a long time before, didn't really face lose incident yet, you should search JasonKayak he does have some tutorials of how to do things
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Can you give me a little more info on how to find him?
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Old topic, but I had a couple of people commenting on my setup so here what I did: Eye bole on each side of milk crate and
round eye swivel on the hull.




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Great idea!

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