Have you ever been blown over by a sudden gust of wind? It happened to me yesterday. I was paddling into a stiff wind coming consistently from one direction. Suddenly a big gust of wind hit me broadside from another direction. In a half a second I found myself in the water saying, What the heck was that? A new experience.
This incident made me rethink my habit of putting gear in a rubberized fishing tackle bag in the cockpit. The bag plus miscellanous items bungeed to the deck had to be retrieved from the water, with damage to my camera, binoculars, cell phone, wallet . . .
What's your preferred waterproof storage container for the cockpit? (I know some people are against putting anything in the cockpit.)
Talking about lake kayaking here. I have a deck bag but I don't like food to be exposed to the summer sun and a deck bag is a bit small for extra clothing.