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Old 06-09-2010   #1
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Foam options for top of drybox and cooler

I just got a new drybox and I'm looking for a foam cover for the top. Anyone find anything cool out there? My kitchen box has black foam, but I'd like to replace the cover on both dryboxes and add some to my cooler. Preferably light colored. I did a search, but didn't find anything. Anyone had do do this lately?
The new drybox is going under my seat and it's going to be a big sun reflector if I don't put something on it. That could leave some really interesting tan lines and probably burn my butt. Hmmm...


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Old 06-09-2010   #2
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Hit the drop down box and choose white.

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Old 06-09-2010   #3
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they are the ones that make most of the ones sold. ordering direct is ALOT cheaper and will be exactly what you want.
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Old 06-09-2010   #4
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In Colorado Springs try IPI Group. (719)-633-5351 They are located at 3337 North Cascade St. You can get a 4' X 8' piece for a lot less than some retailers sell smaller pieces for.
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Old 06-10-2010   #5
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I don't like ethafoam at all.

I got some 1/2 inch closed cell foam in white from a pool supply place. The top of my seat box has held up for four years of 25-30 days a year use and it sheds water really nicely and doesn't trap sand like etha, sorry for the runon sentence it's hard for me to stop
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Old 06-12-2010   #6
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try this place, good prices

closed-cell foam, slow recovery memory foam, qualex foam, polyethylene, neoprene, polystyrene, EPS,
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Old 06-13-2010   #7
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Those are great suggestions - thanks.

For what it's worth, I just bought a blue closed cell foam sleeping pad from Wally Mart for $5.88 as a temporary solution to sit on. I plan to cut it and affix it somehow to a piece of plywood that'll sit on my frame as my seat. I'll upgrade as I am able to dial in my rig...
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Old 06-14-2010   #8
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I don't recommend the cheap blue sleeping pad option. I glued one to my dry box and it gets super slippery when it's wet- slimy almost. It's bad enough as a walking surface, I think it'd be terrible as a seat.
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Old 06-14-2010   #9
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Thanks for the heads up. As a new guy with a new boat that hasn't hit the water yet, I am learning a ton from all of you...
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Old 06-14-2010   #10
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I got you covered. I have a bunch of minicell foam scraps left over from making riverboards. It's the best foam out there for flotation, its food grade, and better yet it's free. I'm in Georgetown.

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