Is anybody having experience with the Big righting bag from Murrays ?
From other threads, it seems to work fine, but I am not totally convinced.
My current (small) bag is leaking so much that is is useless. I did seal the stiches, and it is better, but I need a bigger bag for solo, and I'd like one leak free.
That's what I used. Keep it mounted under the front of the tramp stored in a Hobie storage bag. Easy access, easy to use with the shoulder race !!!
hy! what do you mean by "shoulder race" - did that come with the righting bag? my muray-righting bag just gets the mast out of the water, then the bag hangs in the water, i would need to make a chin-up to pull the boat, but didnt succeed yet. and the weight of the righting bag rope on the soulder causes pain..
Well, the bag alone isn't gonna right the boat all by itself. You will have to get the bag out of the water and away from the boat as far as possible in order for it to work efficiently. The bag I used holds approx 80 lbs of water. That's probably no something you're gonna be able to lift out of the water while holding on to your righting line.
With the boat on it's side in the water, I remove the bag from storage and throw it over the bow of the boat. The bag line should be long enough to submerge the bag with about 2 or 3 feet of extra line. Here is where the shoulder race comes in. All it is is a hollow piece of foam rubber about 1 1/2 to 2 feet long that fits over the bag line. After the bag is filled with water, make sure the shoulder race is on the end closest to the bag. Then gather the access line tieing it into a loop knot as close to the hull as possible. Do all of this before attending to the righting line. Then, after positioning the righting line, raise the shoulder race allowing it to rest on your shoulder as you hold the righting line. As you lower your body adding tension to the righting line, the the shoulder race will allow the bag line to slide over your shoulder. At the bottom of your righting position, when you fully extend your legs, the bag will come up and out of the water giving you the added weight you need to right the boat. Hope ths helps !!!