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Old 04-26-2012   #1
 
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Cooler size for 16' Shoshone bucket

I'm getting a new frame and am hoping to upgrade my 105 qt cooler to a 150 or so. What is the max size I can run on a 16' Shoshone? My inner tube dimension is 42" with med-soft tubes and no frame. I'm looking at a Igloo Maxcold 150, which is at or just under 42". Does anyone know if this will work once my frame is on and tubes are tight? (I do not have a frame right now and know I will need a frame size to accomodate the cooler). Any success or failure stories with this cooler or other brand/size recommendations? Thanks.

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That cooler should fit easily. I looked at my cooler & it's 42 in. and there's room to spare in my 16' raft. Get the biggest cooler you can, or two coolers, sit on one, have another in a bay in front of you, later you might get a dry box.
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Go for the 150. In the unlikely event that it doesn't fit, let a little air out of the boat, load the cooler, then top off the boat. Big Coolers and lots of ice make for a happy trip!
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Go for the 150. In the unlikely event that it doesn't fit, let a little air out of the boat, load the cooler, then top off the boat. Big Coolers and lots of ice make for a happy trip!
You're right. The bigger the cooler, the more blocks of ice, which means the ice will last longer.
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You're right. The bigger the cooler, the more blocks of ice, which means the ice will last longer.
But only if you drain it . Or not !
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