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You just flashed me back to boot camp in San Diego, on the grinder marching with my 70 lb. seabag.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Anytime I strap a pack to my back I always have flashbacks of going on a "hump", MASSfisher I know you can relate especially since you were a grunt. Then I always start hearing in my head an oh too familiar cadence, "here we go, were at it again, were moving out were moving in, MASSfisher you know it sing it with me LOL
I have two rods in my hand and I just push the rod butts against the seat and it keeps the seat off of my legs.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Nice instruction. Just an opinionate approach though:
Would it not be easier to have the float sits a bit higher on your back? The back of your legs are not bothered by the bouncing float's body due to the constant contact of the chair/entry areas. By sitting higher, you also utilize the curvature of the float's to shade you from the California sun during summer time. Higher positioning also give you the better control over the float and its' PVC frame since you have great balance level for the front and rear with the grab of your hands. Sitting low on your body will shift the weight to the rear, rather than distributing to the front. However, sitting high will be a pain when there's wind current working against you.
Distant cousin to the Marines...... U.S. Navy.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I just watched the video and that's a really good idea. Very simple but something i didnt think of. See, i have a fish cat and most of the d-rings on mine are on the under side. I tube so much and dont have a free source of fresh water (from a hose) so my tube remains wet and sandy longer than i ever want it to. For this reason i just avoid the underside of it.
Now I have an idea....i lost my wader belt so i bought 2 adjustable belts from walmart...they buckle in the front but get the job done. Ill keep these on my tube and use them to backpack it to the water...never again will i get to the water and forget my waders belt. I have a checklist but sometimes im in a rush and forget it...
Asian Guy makes some good points too but for me i never have to travel that far to the water for it to make a huge difference.
Nice video Phil...and I didnt know you were a Marine too....now theres 3 of us!
I never met a cucumber with D rings.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Doesn't the Cucumber have D rings under the seat for the straps? That is how you pack a ODC 420 on your back?
This sounds like the next step! What size are your caribeaners? Thanks for sharing, I appreciate it.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Phil,
Navy here also - fair winds!
As for getting the cumberland higher, I have connected the straps to the carry handles with caribeaners, interconnected like you show on your vid, this gets it up higher on your back, and eliminates the bouncing off the back of your legs for us short guys (I'm only 5'9").
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