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  My old Wildwater Designs bags had
  Posted by: ezwater on Dec-17-12 1:42 AM (EST)
 

enough exttra volume and depth that I could get my large hand partway inside where I could reload by flexing and extending my wrist. My WD bag with Kevlar line *cut* the line because the brass grommet at the bottom of the bag was sharp-edged. With any grommetted bag, check that detail.

I had a "Perception" bag with 60' if nice line, but the bag was so compact that it was hard to reload. I cut the end of an old Nylon paddle jacket sleeve and sewed the cut end as an extension to the top of the throw bag. With that, I could get my hand in, reload quickly, and then compress the rope and sleeve into the bag.

When I was a c-1 and kayak paddler, a compact bag was important. In OC-1 a larger bag package is tolerable.

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