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I have a Yeti 45, but it's not a good boat cooler for me. My boat doesn't have a fish box, so I need to maximize the amount of cooler space I can fit under my seat. I will never need to hold ice over 24 hours in the cooler. The trade off off wall thickness and weight in the yeti or other thick-walled coolers just don't work for my situation. I want something rugged. I have had good luck with the Coleman coolers in the past. Anyone have a recommendation?
 

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Yeti's don't hold ice that well when they get opened and closed all day. Not really what the roto molded coolers were designed for. I bought a bunch of Coleman Xtreme Marine coolers at their tent sale a few years back. Use them for crawfish and occasionally drinks. They hold ice well and the stainless hinges are a must over the cheap plastic hinges.
 

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Yeti's don't hold ice that well when they get opened and closed all day. Not really what the roto molded coolers were designed for. I bought a bunch of Coleman Xtreme Marine coolers at their tent sale a few years back. Use them for crawfish and occasionally drinks. They hold ice well and the stainless hinges are a must over the cheap plastic hinges.
This by far.

Your next best bet in your situation is fish bags.
 

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I use my yeti to make ice to put in my Coleman extreme.....
 
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Yeti's don't hold ice that well when they get opened and closed all day. Not really what the roto molded coolers were designed for. I bought a bunch of Coleman Xtreme Marine coolers at their tent sale a few years back. Use them for crawfish and occasionally drinks. They hold ice well and the stainless hinges are a must over the cheap plastic hinges.
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This by far.

Your next best bet in your situation is fish bags.
Any recommendations there, our are they all about the same?
 

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Have you seen the RTIC 52? I got one for my FIL for Christmas and it fits great under the leaning post.
 

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Have you seen the RTIC 52? I got one for my FIL for Christmas and it fits great under the leaning post.
It looks light, but it still has super thick walls. Really good looking cooler, but I am trying to maximize my space available.
 

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I know you said no roto molded but I have a like new rtic 52 I will sell only had beer in it twice it is 27inches across the top I believe
 

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Any recommendations there, our are they all about the same?
For bags, I like the actual PVC lined bags. They are really durable. I have had just about every type over the years. Get one that opens up all the way. That makes them significantly easier to clean becuase you can lay them flat and scrub them.
 

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For bags, I like the actual PVC lined bags. They are really durable. I have had just about every type over the years. Get one that opens up all the way. That makes them significantly easier to clean becuase you can lay them flat and scrub them.
That makes really good sense, thank for the tip.
 
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