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Largest cooler possible for a Hyside mini-max? 10.5' raft

Hi, I've put some good miles on my Mini-max and frame setup but haven't dialed in the perfect cooler for the thing. I've been looking at the Orca 40 QT cooler but would want a little more space.

The Siberian 65 Qt is just barely too long (27.5") . I think 27" is my limiting length between where the thwarts would be at the max.

Any suggestions?

Mini-max is the best BTW.

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Wedge it in. I'm running a canyon cooler 37" in my 36' rmr. I just push it in while inflated to 1 to 1-1/2# then finish inflating. Works great and stabilizes the frame a bit.
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Have you ever noticed any rubbing or wear on your rubber from wedging it in? I've seen a Maravia leave some green on a big cooler after a week-long float with it wedged in. THis is hypalon, might be better.
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I carry the k2 coolers and am very happy with them! I have an Rmr storm for sale that takes a fifty qt perfectly
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Yeti 45 fits with room to spare in mine.
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Does anyone have recommendations for a cooler on a puma or superpuma? Does anyone know if Rtic 65 will wedge in there?
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Igloo Marine 48qt

This is the one I use in my Mini Max. It fits perfect, no rubbing!

www.zoro.com/igloo-chest-cooler-marine-48-qt-white-44681/i/G4348127/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwldzHBRCfg_aImKrf7N4BEiQABJTPKDlfjfA h-jw4soj5wo29VJ2D5wgbpjf5ZdlznNWwvecaAgmr8P8HAQ
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I just went through this same thing with my new mini-max and frame. I ended up with the RTIC 45. A little bigger inside than the yeti and a lot cheaper! I would think the siberian would fit, because the thwart attachment tucks into the cut out under the cooler's handle. Something else to think about, if the cooler will be your passenger seat and you plan on being in whitewater, pay attention to how tall the cooler is too!! Getting the center of gravity too high is no bueno.
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I also use the marine grade igloo 48qt
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