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Old 07-31-2015   #1
 
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Cooler front or back?

What's the thoughts on a big cooler placement front or rear of the boat?

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What will the cooler hold?

Stuff that you need during the day or is it the second half of your food pack for an 18 day grand?
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[QUOTE=MOJO;409844]What's the thoughts on a big cooler placement front or rear of the boat?

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Depends. Do you drain the cooler when the ice melts and is your boat pvc or hypalon?
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I have a four bay frame on a 16 foot raft first bay is dry box next is the cooler stuffed with cold beer and food, then the capt's bay with two capt'n boxes and the forth bay is a drop bag with propane and fire pan and gear, this is where I sit. So I put the cooler 150 qt right in front of me for easy access while I am rowing.
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What's the thoughts on a big cooler placement front or rear of the boat?

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Think for yourself.
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The real question is whether you use pins and clips or whether you're the kind of boater to put 303 on your boat and clean out the PRV each time you take your boat out. If you clean your PRV each time, put the cooler in the back. Unless you drain it often, then put it in the front but it should be turned around with the hinges facing the rower, but only if you've got a drybox too. Only on alternate weeks, however. If you use pins and clips but don't 303 your boat each time you go out, the cooler should go in the back with the hinges so it opens from the back. Honestly, there's a really good rationale for all this but I can't remember exactly why now. If you want to know, you'll have to search for a thread that went through the whole thing back during the drought of 2003 when we had time to analyze this kind of stuff with decision flow charts and everything. The flow charts were really cool.

Whatever you do, remember if you don't get it right the first time, you'll have to move the cooler to the other end of the boat the next time you go out.

Good luck with this critical decision. Don't screw it up.

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Front if you drain, back if you don't.....
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Don't drain due to using frozen jugs of water and it stays cold for days. Boat is hypalon had it up front on the salmon and it just felt like the rear end always wanted to come around making a lot of work for me oaring!

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Don't drain due to using frozen jugs of water and it stays cold for days. Boat is hypalon had it up front on the salmon and it just felt like the rear end always wanted to come around making a lot of work for me oaring!

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if your ass end is passing you then you need more wieght up front.. whatever part of your boat sinks farther in the water will want to race ahead.. so you want to be heavier in the front.. if your ass end is heavier it will pass you all day.. soo dont drain, cooler in front, and bring more beer.
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