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Old 04-08-2018, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default How to keep coolers from sliding all over the deck

Ok- need some help- last year we had following seas. I was climbing up to the cobia tower, a guy was on the same side of the boat that I was climbing, and a wave rode up behind us and shifted the boat. As it did the two coolers full of ice slid across the deck so that almost all of the weight on the boat was on one side. It was scary. We listed so far to the starboard side that I am pretty sure I could touch the water as I was climbing up. I have no idea how we did not continue to roll and capsize.

Any suggestions on securing the coolers without drilling holes in the deck? Open to ideas. I tried ropes on the next trip but having ropes all over the place on a small boat that does not have much room already made it dangerous too.

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Old 04-08-2018, 11:05 AM   #2
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Cooler Tie Down kit. $19.99 on RTIC's site or, for the same exact thing with a different name, $49.99 on the YETI site. Another option would be to take a look at what comes in the kit and head to Lowes/HD and get the stuff to make your own.
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If you don't want to drill holes.... some sort of suction device.
http://www.seasucker.com/ had a ton of stuff but can't find one specific for coolers.
This may work: https://www.seasucker.com/collection...l-d-ring-black

A soft-ish rubber mat under the cooler can help as well.
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hjorgan got me to bite...a couple of these on the deck and some webbing would be perfect if you don't want to drill.

https://www.seasucker.com/collection...l-d-ring-black

Might go grab a couple myself...
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I saw a demo of these at a boat show. Two of them held my substantial weight. Pretty impressive holding power.
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I've used shelf liner under things that I don't want to shift and it works well. It won't be as secure as tying/strapping, but it will be better than nothing.



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I used the shelf liner from Walmart and they worked very well. I put the under each of the coolers and I was surprised how well they hold them in place. Cheap
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I've used non-slip rug liners pretty effectively for smaller coolers. Not sure how they would work with a fish box but worth an inexpensive try.
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Will try out the liner solution and report back- thanks!!
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