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Old 10-23-2018   #1
 
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Storm and Mini-Max Cooler and Frame Thread for the off-season!

So we're all getting a little restless in the between seasons of water and snow (though full disclosure, I have at least a couple more trips planned for November, God willing and the weather hold). I have a Hyside Mini-Max that has served me well this season with a WhiteWater Machine Works frame. I just pulled the trigger on a Canyon 55 Cooler to replace the Yeti 50 that I was using. The Yeti has been a great cooler for the last 9 or 10 years. I got it before I had ever been on my first commercial trip, and it's a great size for car camping and dragging beer on our adventures...BUT...I wanted to know if something would fit better. When I saw a good deal on a Canyon 55, I pulled the trigger and two overnight trips down, I have not been disappointed.

The Canyon is shorter, wider, and happens to fit great.

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Old 10-23-2018   #2
 
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Boat on the water is at Westwater ramp waiting on shuttle...
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Old 10-23-2018   #3
 
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Where'd you find the deal on the Canyon? My mini max needs a cooler I think.
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Old 10-24-2018   #4
 
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My mini max rolls with an RTIC 45 cooler. Perfect fit. This was an ideal low flow MFS rig this August. Whitewater Machine works frame on this rig too - 4 bays.
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Old 10-24-2018   #5
 
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I have the Yeti 50 on my minimax and love it. Jon- from the looks of it T.O Mac may have one for sale
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Old 10-24-2018   #6
 
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Mini max is the best boat ever

Mine rolls with 2 Siberian outback 50s and a double rail 4 bay frame constructed from Gary's parts. It was perfect for an 18 day grand trip a couple weeks ago.
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Old 10-25-2018   #7
 
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@Floatin_Mucho...that looks like it was a blast! I have not done but one short overnight in my Mini-Max as of yet, but have a Westwater scheduled...I see you're out here on the West Slope, let's try and get on the river sooner than later-Maybe do a mini-boats trip, open to all
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Where'd you find the deal on the Canyon? My mini max needs a cooler I think.
sportsmen's warehouse had a coupon
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Old 10-25-2018   #9
 
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what dry box is that?
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I see you're out here on the West Slope, let's try and get on the river sooner than later-Maybe do a mini-boats trip, open to all
That sounds great! I was thinking about a pre-permit season Salt trip if the water lines up... It would be awesome to get a big crew of minis together!
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