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Old 03-25-2020, 07:53 AM
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I have an above deck leaning post / livewell combo that is currently removed for deck access underneath. While its out I was thinking about insulating it as I probably use it more as a chill barrel than a livewell and when I do the ice melts pretty quickly most of the year. Right now I can access all of it and its all raw cured fiberglass underneath. Looking for some suggestions on techniques and materials to use if I decide to try it.
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Could you flip it upside down and pour two part foam around it? If you have rod holders and drawers you will probably need to figure out a way to mask those off.
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Closed cell foam board can be cut to shape and glued in place. Seal any gaps between boards with can foam. A pic could help.
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Sure can flip it over, have full access underneath rare for ssomething on a boat! Those are two good ideas, keep them coming. Not trying to build a Yeti but wonder what the insulation properties of the spray and mix and pour foam are? Thanks
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Ah, missed that it was round. Foam board would work on the bottom but would be tough to use on the sides. Depending on how heavy that thing is, if you could drop it off to your local spray foam insulation contractor they would probably spray a couple inches on that for $50. Especially if you taped off those fittings and all they had to do was spray. Would take all of 5 minutes and they use more foam than that just keeping rig circulating daily when not working. Im an insulation contractor but nowhere near you. Closed cell foam depending on manufacturer has an R value between 6-7 per inch. Pour foam should be similar if 2 lb density. Its worth a shot calling around, pour or can foam would definitely cost you way more in materials.
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Thanks, will have to look into the spray insulation contractor route!
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All boats should come from the factory with the live well insulated.
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Measure the diameter and see if you can find sonotube that would give you 1.5 or 2 inches and get the 2 part foam and pour around. Cut the tube so it's the same 1.5 or 2 inches longer that the the livewell to cover the bottom with the foam.

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