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Old 06-21-2012   #1
 
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Ran across these while looking for some hardware:
Tractor Supply Co. 44 in. Chest Toolbox - 1090993 | Tractor Supply Company
Dimensions stated are at top, actual base is 41" long. Lid is strong enough for a seat and is weatherstriped inside.

While at Costco noticed 165 qt. Igloo Max cooolers for $89, about 1/2 normal retail. Not a Yeti but good price.

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While at Costco noticed 165 qt. Igloo Max cooolers for $89, about 1/2 normal retail. Not a Yeti but good price.
Are these decent, or just decent-looking and made for Costco to look like the more expensive Marine series coolers?
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seems like white... or just about any other color would be better then black
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Are these decent, or just decent-looking and made for Costco to look like the more expensive Marine series coolers?
Don't know, never seen the Marine in person. Look like the same units Amazon has for $165.
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seems like white... or just about any other color would be better then black
Rustoleum makes a nice PVC spray. They also have a 37" box of diamondplate alumn. with weatherproof seal for $199.
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I don't know this for a fact, but I would be worried about the weatherproof seal being "dunk proof" vs. a dry box. In other words, I think you'd be OK unless you flipped, and then I don't know.
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The 165 rubbermaid is definitely not marine grade. Uses air only in the lid.. You will probably want to try spray in foam sealant in the lids if you want to try and stand on it. Stuck up way too tall to consider for my boat
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The 165 rubbermaid is definitely not marine grade. Uses air only in the lid.. You will probably want to try spray in foam sealant in the lids if you want to try and stand on it. Stuck up way too tall to consider for my boat
I never implied it was. Some of us may only use our craft for 1 day or overnite trips, in which case (mine) a 400-500 cooler doesn't pencil out. I have a smaller igloo Max that I stand on with no issue.
Same issue with a drybox; "water resistant" will work for me. I don't think I'll be flipping much in Class III+ or less water I typically float.
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Its a huge cooler. If you fill it completely i would be worried about the handles ripping off if you try and move it

I wasnt suggesting you need marine grade, i just didnt want you to be pissed if you were expecting it

When i was looking at it i chose to go instead with the igloo marine 94. Not a terribly great cooler but a more practical size as it can go on a day trip with my smaller boats or can be a extra cooler on a multi day. Got it at west marine for $90 including a coupon. Definately not marine grade either (even though labelled as) although its held up pretty well
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Cool; that's a great price.
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