quick and convenient. Here's how its done in a flash.
1} clovehitch on center thwart
2} atttach one trailing end with a bowline to a packframe or packloop
3}attach other trailing end with a bowline to other pack.
4}set packs frame side down, tuck extra rope under the packframes.
It will keep you from losing you packs in the event of an unexpected capsize.
A heavy pack- like a kettle pack will sink like a heavy anchor- it should always be lashed in
in whitewater, whitecaps, or other rough conditions all packs should be lashed in.The packs provide extra flotation and the rope hazard is minimized by lashing. However, it is a pain in the butt to unlash to drain boat completely- which is sometimes necessary.
all packs should be goose necked with liners. Trash compactor bags and heavy duty rubber bands work well for this.Poor man's dry bag!
That's how I did it in the boyscouts. Worked well for me.
Kayak & Canoe Outriggers
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles
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