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IQ Flotation Overbags

The IQ Flotation Overbags are designed to provide secure protected storage for your flotation bags. Two models, sized specifically for the Mad River Outrage and Outrage X, provide “glove-like” fit in your boats. 

The Overbags key directly into the internal channels in the IQ Modular Gunwales System. This provides maximum security for your bags; no way they can be blown out of your boat. 

The Overbags completely enclose your flotation, protecting your bags from abrasion, puncture, wear and tear, ultraviolet degradation, etc. Full coverage within the Overbag eliminates one of the most common reasons for flotation failure, the abrasion resulting from fabric contacting the lash lines securing the bag in the boat. Additionally the Flotation Overbags present a clean top surface minimizing the chance that your boat could get snagged or caught on river obstructions such as boulders and tree limbs. 

The Flotation Overbags feature zipper access to provide easy installation and removal of your float bag, a hook and loop strap to secure painters and grab lines, and an internal mesh pocket to stow additional accessories.  

  1. Locate entry slots next to grab handles at end of boat intended for installation. Thread end of boltrope at wide end of bag into slot on each gunwale so that yellow fabric deck is even with gunwales. 
  2. Evenly slide boltrope into gunwales on each side until boltrope is completely inserted into gunwale.  
  3. Unzip zipper at wide end of Overbag. Insert partially inflated float bag into Overbag. Reach through slot at narrow end of Overbag and pull float bag up into nose of boat. Inflate flotation bag to proper pressure and secure by closing zipper. 
  4. To remove Overbag, access float bag and bleed off sufficient pressure to allow it to be compressed as assembly is pulled through slots in gunwale next to carry handle. 

  
NOTE: IT IS RECOMMENDED TO REMOVE ALL IQ MODULES FROM GUNWALE SYSTEM WHEN CARTOPPING TO PREVENT LOSS OR DAMAGE. MANY FLOTATION BAGS SUFFER UNNECESSARY ABRASION DUE TO BEING SUBJECTED TO HIGH WINDS AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. REMOVING THE OVERBAG AND FLOTATION WHEN TRAVELLING LONG DISTANCES AT HIGH SPEEDS WILL EXTEND THE USABLE LIFE OF YOUR BAGS.