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Looking for a sealed dry box to keep tools and repair supplies and another to keep safety gear in. Any suggestions on a reasonable size well constructed box for this purpose.
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Pelican brand has worked well for my equipment for decades. Hundreds of dry boxes on Amazon to match your budget.
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Pelican x2

Their coolers are great too, better latches and other attributes than yeti
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plano makes some weather sealed marine boxes that are about 2' x 3' and 18" high -they are fairly sturdy- also, a small ice chest may work as well-how many tools do you want to store-also, safety equipment might be best if kept in a ditch bag
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For my medical kit, pelican. For tools ammo boxes are pretty robust, waterproof and cheap.
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Yeti Gobox
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Originally Posted by MistaBobDobalina View Post
Yeti Gobox
$250.00. Are you serious?
Old 09-02-2019, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by First Light View Post
$250.00. Are you serious?
But it’s a Yeti, lol!
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You guys know that a comparable size Pelican box costs as much as that Yeti, right?
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Ammo cans do good, just need to be aware of rust and take care of as it happens. Pelican cases are good.

Plano is crap, they will not keep moisture out and their customer service sucks. There are YouTube videos on them and I tried the pool test. Metal ammo cans 100% no bubbles or water inside. Plano boxes, you will see bubbles and find water inside after submerged.

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search for Nanuk hard cases, I have 2, perform just like the pelican and come in various sizes and colors
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Yeah pelican tool box!!
comes in black yellow or orange
very nice, a bit heavy when loaded
but it’s my oh shit/mcgyver box so a little bit of
everything in it so far even left on deck in rain
no water and no rust!!
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Apache boxes at Harbor Fright are good for the money. I have one that I store my electronics in while not on the boat.
The foam make it easy to configure so the equipment is secured, all for under 40 bucks.
Most time 25% off coupons are available via online towards them.
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Originally Posted by Crpalp View Post
Looking for a sealed dry box to keep tools and repair supplies and another to keep safety gear in. Any suggestions on a reasonable size well constructed box for this purpose.
i would get a ditch bag for safety gear

and a cheap bin that seals from ziploc or something for your tools and repair supplies.

throw in some silica packets

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Originally Posted by First Light View Post
$250.00. Are you serious?
this is THT, get one in each color
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Some walmarts have a large bright orange plastic ammo box in boat section $17.
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Originally Posted by tpgdiver View Post
Apache boxes at Harbor Fright are good for the money. I have one that I store my electronics in while not on the boat.
The foam make it easy to configure so the equipment is secured, all for under 40 bucks.
Most time 25% off coupons are available via online towards them.
I use these and have never had a problem. I’m hard on my boat and my gear. In fact, my box has ended up in the water on 2 different situations and everything was good to go.
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My original post says one for tools one for safety. I am not trying to combine them
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Originally Posted by Crpalp View Post
My original post says one for tools one for safety. I am not trying to combine them
You have gotten some good suggestions here despite the fact that some don’t fit the specifics of your original question...more detail would be helpful from you...what size boat? Where will you store the boxes? (These will help answer some of the next questions but...) What tools exactly do you want to store in the tool box? What exactly do you want in the safety box?

For my 15’ skiff, I went to harbor freight and built my boat tool box for less than $50. One of their “weatherproof” ammo cans (plastic with a small gasket), poly type socket wrenches, sockets, aluminum multi-screwdriver, various pliers and channel locks, and a can of oil to keep everything lubricated and resist rust. Bought an identical can for flares, paperwork, etc.

If you want flares and a whistle in the safety box thats one thing, if you want an Epirb and liferaft to fit in it, thats another...

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