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Old 10-02-2011   #1
 
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Wooden Drybox/Cooler

Thinking of building a drybox from plywood.I have some epoxy and fiberglass left over from a boatbuilding project and thought i could use them to make a drybox. Would like to use staps for the latches but don't know if that would be tight enough for a watertight seal. Anyone have any experience with this ? Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated!

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That's how they did it in the olden days. Use weather stripping to form a gasket to help seal it.
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Check this link to build a cooler from foam and fiberglass:
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I did a dry box. Nice thing is you can do custom dimensions but the thing weighs a ton!!!
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Forget the wood. Cover the foam inside and out with glass and resin. I suggest 4" for a 10 day cooler, 6" for a 15 day cooler. There are higher densitiy eps foams for better strengths.
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Forget the wood. Cover the foam inside and out with glass and resin. I suggest 4" for a 10 day cooler, 6" for a 15 day cooler. There are higher densitiy eps foams for better strengths.
I think he might have been asking about wooden dry boxes? A six inch walled cooler seems like it might be gi-normous as a finished product. Not saying it's not the absolute shit over in Siberia...
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A six inch walled cooler seems like it might be gi-normous as a finished product. Not saying it's not the absolute shit over in Siberia...
yeah, but your one beer would stay cold
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Thanks for all the tips!I'll give it a try, should be a good project while we wait for more water.
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