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Old 10-20-2017   #1
 
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Mini-max cooler? (Yet another)

Just picked up a new to me mini max and trying to get it outfitted over the winter. Wondering what folks have found to be the best fit for a cooler. Iíll generally be running it in the front bay as a passenger seat, probably with a paco pad on top. Looking for something that maximizes the space without going too tall.
Based on the specs it looks like the grizzly 40 might be a good fit, the orca 40 also looks ok but a little taller. Wondering if Iím missing anything that someone out there has found to be perfecto. Also interested in your opinion on the performance of whatever cooler you are running in your mini max, although it seems rotomolded coolers all end up somewhat similar, esp in a smaller size like this.
Iím asking specifically for the mini max cause it seems to be bit narrower than the other small boats (RMR, etc.), which is limiting the options a bit.

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Old 10-20-2017   #2
 
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RTIC 45 fits perfectly
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Old 10-20-2017   #3
 
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The Coleman Xtrene cooler also fits perfectly if you want cheaper.
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Old 10-21-2017   #4
 
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What year is your boat? I think the earlier ones the cockpit is closer to 24” whereas last years cockpit was 29” I would measure the inside tube to tube then start looking as I don’t think every year the model is exactly the same
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Did you buy that one on Denver Craigslist last weekend?
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Old 10-22-2017   #6
 
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I bought a blem/demo 2017 model from hyside. The website says 26Ē but I havenít had a chance to blow it up and measure yet.
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Did you blow it up? I’m interested myself as i have a 2017 model and its great but doesn’t follow the specs listed on the website
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I think the width of the opening could vary greatly with the inflation of the thwarts, or narrow the opening without them....


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Old 10-23-2017   #9
 
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Well fully inflated with thwarts I come up with 29Ē and Iíve found one company that makes the correct cooler Engel. I however donít see the value in the rotomolded cooler. I donít want a 33 pound empty cooler so I use old school marine grade cooler. Canít remember the brand currently
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Old 10-23-2017   #10
 
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Go with the igloo marine grade cooler 70 quarts i think it’ll work perfect or the 48qter
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