Self-bailing floor?

DIY Packraft Forums DIY Packrafts Self-bailing floor?

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    Jim Yeo
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    Has anybody thought up a self-bailing floor design? I got to thinking about it after reading about the inflatable floor option. Obviously it increases the potential  for a wet butt, and perhaps more weight, but I’m curious about the possibilities.

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    Matt (Admin)
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    Hi Jim,

    My recommendation is to install a couple of these valves in the floor, at the sides near the rear, where they won’t be covered by your seat. When the valves are open, the packraft is self-bailing, and when they’re closed (on flat water) it’s dryer and lighter (because you’re not hauling water in the boat).

    You could also model a self-bailing system on one of the major packraft manufacturer’s designs.

    Cheers!

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