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Foredeck leaks ( AF )

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:37 am
by Arthur Blue
Even with the deck lifts fully inflated there is a tendency for the foredeck to sag slightly in the middle and spray or rainwater to collect and drip through the zip.

I cut a piece out of a discarded 10-gallon plastic drum ... trapezium-shaped about 27" x 20" x 13" deep, rounded off at the corners ... and insert this
under the deck where it takes up a natural arch shape.

The plastic weighs almost nothing and goes easily into the storage bag. You might even find a drum with matching colour.

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:23 pm
by NaturalPath
Yep, a number of people have come up with solutions similar to this, although I can't say that I've ever had this problem. However, I always keep my camera bag tucked up underneath the front deck, where I can reach it easily, so this tends to perform the same function of raising the zipper area of the deck.