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Old 02-15-2016   #1
 
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Coolers that rest on frame

The new Prospector from Canyon looks pretty sweet. I'd love to have a cooler that is solid with no chance of rocking when stood on.

Is this the only cooler that is designed accordingly?

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The new Prospector from Canyon looks pretty sweet. I'd love to have a cooler that is solid with no chance of rocking when stood on.

Is this the only cooler that is designed accordingly?

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I haven't ever had a cooler that rocks in a boat or you couldn't stand on but I have always done it the right way and built the frame accordingly,figured that out years ago. I do have some prospectors on the way, they look pretty cool and have some features I like.
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Post some pics when the show up.

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Sure thing.
I definitely think it may be the answer to those who rest coolers on the upper bars. There are a couple others out there we use as well. Last count there are 32 Heavy Duty cooler manufacturers now.

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I hang mine from straps, when the upper straps are unbuckled the cooler is very wobbly. Of course in rapids I insist on keeping it strapped firmly.

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Coolers that rest on frame

I love the look of the Prospector, but I don't think it will work under my captains seat. I guess I could potentially ditch the captains seat.
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I hang mine from straps, when the upper straps are unbuckled the cooler is very wobbly. Of course in rapids I insist on keeping it strapped firmly.

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Not to try and talk you out of a bad ass new cooler, but there are several ways to keep coolers from rocking. Most notably is to set the bars for a very snug fit. Secondly the use of NRS's brackets or simply a piece of plywood under the cooler also can eliminate wobble.

My favorite way is to use a low foot bar to hold it. I'll see if I have a pic on here somewhere - but essentially I wedge the cooler between the foot bar and the back upper bar with a couple straps holding it at the desired height.
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The first pic should give you an idea on what I'm talking about. As it sits in the picture, with nothing in the drop bag under the front bench, the cooler can rock forward (i.e. step near the latches and the bottom can rock slightly forward). If the drop bag is full of firm stuff the cooler won't rock at all in any direction.


Occasionally, I run two coolers and in this arrangement neither cooler can rock. They support each other. I have a piece of 1/2" plywood that I can put ontop of the straps and set the cooler on if I'm running pretty much empty. That also stops the whole shebang from rocking as well. I think it's just the roughness of the ply wood on the straps that keeps it from sliding.

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I have the older Galaxy cooler (now Canyon). It's hanging on the two cross bars. I use the two cam straps to hold it down during rapids. The boat has been upside down and the cooler did great. It's completely stable and has 1" of space between the floor and the cooler.







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elkhaven, I love your setup, do you sit on the dry box I assume? How big is your bimini? And how do you attach the captain seat?
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