This post is a work-in-progress documenting changes or additions made during the construction of four Telkwa packrafts purchased from the awesome folks at DIY Packraft. DIY Packrafts are extremely well designed and the kits assemble exactly as demonstrated in the excellent videos and printed instructions. My intention is to substitute the Leafield D-7 inflation/deflation valves to replace the supplied Boston valves. While heavier and more bulky my experience is that inflation/deflation is much quicker due to larger porting, are easily cleaned, and are field-replaceable without thermal welding.
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I just finished a Skeena and thinking of adding a drip deck as well. Are you finding that the snaps hold up well? Including in windy conditions?
Hi Barbara. The snaps are both strong and durable. The Drip Deck only had a few cycles, however ones on various roll-top bags have hundreds with no change in performance. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your Skeena!
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