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NRS basket for Big sky 123 fit 146?

Anyone happen to know if the wire basket for the 123 would fit in the 146?

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The front to back measurement on the lip that holds the wire basket is 14 1/8" on the 123qrt. I believe that is the same on the 146qrts. We do have the baskets in stock and Engel will be part of our 12 Days of Raftivus Sale. They will be 25% off for one day.

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Anyone happen to know if the wire basket for the 123 would fit in the 146?
I have the 146, but haven't seen any baskets on the NRS site. Where are you finding them?
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Engel Wire Basket for 123qt
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same measurement

I just measured inside my 146, and it is the same 14 1/8" +/- width noted for the 123. Thanks for the tip, I had no idea that the Engels and NRS Big Sky (may they rest in peace) were basically the same cooler, other than the better latches on the NRS. I will have to get me one of those baskets, along with a spare drain plug and latches that they still have at NRS (currently 20% off). I'm bummed I missed out on a replacement gasket while they still had them.
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I just measured inside my 146, and it is the same 14 1/8" +/- width noted for the 123. Thanks for the tip, I had no idea that the Engels and NRS Big Sky (may they rest in peace) were basically the same cooler, other than the better latches on the NRS. I will have to get me one of those baskets, along with a spare drain plug and latches that they still have at NRS (currently 20% off). I'm bummed I missed out on a replacement gasket while they still had them.
So I assume that even with the extra width from the 123 to the 146 that only two of those baskets will fit across?

Yea - as soon as I heard about them discontinuing the cooler I ordered a seal, latches and a drain plug.
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I just did a search and I don't think they have them at NRS (the baskets that is).
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NRS Big Sky 146

Read n Run - Here is a photo of my NRS 146 with the cable tie down hole enlarged to accept a 1" cam strap to use as a tie down. The Engel version of this cooler uses a similar setup for either a turnbuckle or a cam strap. Why NRS didn't do that with theirs I have no idea, but it is a simple modification with a jig saw and a file.

I have a Recretec frame with a cross member in just the right spot to strap down to. I usually run straps over the top to secure it in the boat in case of inversion, but this will make access into the cooler much easier as nothing will need to be unstrapped. Best of both worlds since NRS has much better latches than the Engel.
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and the photo

here is the modified attachment point.
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here is the modified attachment point.
Interesting. I have cooler hangers (NRS) that the cooler hangs from off the rails. I could definitely do this but during really hairy stuff I think I might like having that strap OVER the cooler.

Still, I'd be willing to rely on the 3 butterfly latches to keep the top on probably even during a nasty flip. I'll have to take a look at this. Could be worth giving it a shot.
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