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Old 03-06-2015, 08:37 PM
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They must be selling the heck out of those things when I bought mine they had them stacked 2 deep in white and tan. I went back the other day and they only had 2 tans left.
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Old 03-07-2015, 03:42 AM
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Just got back from a golf trip. One of our buds showed up with a LARGE Yeti with a lock on it. We finally got out of him how much he paid. I forgot the figure ($500, $800, $1200, I have no clue since I don't care). For the rest of the weekend whenever he had to pay off a bet at golf or when he lost at cards somebody would say "time to hit the yeti".

A running joke among us is "BAM" which stands for big ass money, and "you can't hide it", as in if you have $ it will always show up. One of us is federal employee BAM, another is plumber BAM. As soon as he dropped the tailgate and showed the Yeti someone yelled out "you can't hide it". This guy was "Yeti BAM" all week.

I must admit, that thing kept beer just as cold as my Igloo.
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Old 03-07-2015, 03:48 AM
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Just got back from a golf trip. One of our buds showed up with a LARGE Yeti with a lock on it. We finally got out of him how much he paid. I forgot the figure ($500, $800, $1200, I have no clue since I don't care). For the rest of the weekend whenever he had to pay off a bet at golf or when he lost at cards somebody would say "time to hit the yeti".

A running joke among us is "BAM" which stands for big ass money. One of us is federal employee BAM, another is plumber BAM. This guy was "Yeti BAM" all week.

I must admit, that thing kept beer just as cold as my Igloo.
I can just imagine how that went! One reason I bought an Engel is that my non-fishing buddies won't know how much it cost and I can just say "it was a lot less than a Yeti".

Really, I don't need to keep ice for 8 days. I just wanted a casting platform that held ice, beer, and fish.
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Old 03-07-2015, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by On the Half Shell View Post
I can just imagine how that went!

It was relentless but he took it well. There was plenty of other misery spread around that he participated in, nobody was immune.
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Old 03-07-2015, 03:57 AM
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I have had a number of coolers, including Engel, which I sold as I thought it was a manufacturing disaster. Seals kept coming off, you could see the mold marks and it had areas that would discolor.

I then went to an SSI cooler which I think is great. I recently purchased a new Igloo Super Tough for use as a bait cooler, no ice just frozen bait. So far, I am impressed at the quality and they are not very much money, check them out:

http://www.igloo-store.com/products/...ze/super_tough
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Old 03-07-2015, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Snooker View Post
I know you are right. What a boat and rigging it costs is substantial. I tried to get what I thought was the best on the boat. For some reason all this money for a cooler bothers me. I will end up with a rotomold cooler.
Just wade through the negative and/or jealous people in these type threads and buy what you need. Any of the higher end coolers are going to stay where you put them and last plenty long enough. Anytime I'm faced with buying higher quality anything, I do so rather than buy something that won't perform for what I need. IMHO, it's a heck of a lot more cost affective to pay $400 once rather than $200 today, then need to sell it later and eventually pay the $400.
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by hotfoot5 View Post
Drop the coin on the Yeti or similar.

Otherwise you'll end up with two coolers....

Sounds like you want the high end cooler but can't bring yourself to drop the coin. I get it. But I've found that every time I'm in this situation I regret cheaping out and end up with the item I initially wanted anyways only it ends up costing more than if I'd just bought it the first time.
I agree

Admiral bought me a Yeti for Christmas couple years ago and now wish I would have got one years earlier. As far as keeping stuff colder/longer I guess it does BUT I can stand/sit on it all the time and never caved it (and will never cave in) like my old Igloos. Igloos are good but over the long run I was replacing them every couple of years or replacing broken hinges
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:02 PM
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I ended up with an Engel. Amazon had a very good price with free shipping and no tax !
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I can't say enough good thing's about my Engel's. I have a 80 and 35.
http://www.engel-usa.com/products/deepblue-coolers

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Old 03-08-2015, 04:23 PM
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I have a pelican. Did not buy it based on cost but because it was the perfect size for where I wanted to put it. Been a great cooler so far.

Also have a large fridgid ridgid that came with the boat. That thing holds ice forever.
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by TooReel View Post
I have a pelican. Did not buy it based on cost but because it was the perfect size for where I wanted to put it. Been a great cooler so far.

Also have a large fridgid ridgid that came with the boat. That thing holds ice forever.
Was looking at a pelican at Sam's the other day. They had a great price, $209. for a 45qt. But the height wouldn't allow me to open it under my leaning post. This Engel 35qt should fit very nicely and allow me to open it far enough to get a drink out without having to slide it out from under the leaning post.
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Those are great coolers have a friend with one and he loves it.
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Snooker View Post
Hopefully I will hear from him soon . Will be using the boat heavily soon. I may pick up that Igloo Sportsman 55 . It sounds like it will fill my needs. $200. 00 isn't too bad. I will go by Sam's and check it out
I have two. Great value. keeps ice for days.
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Snooker View Post
Was looking at a pelican at Sam's the other day. They had a great price, $209. for a 45qt. But the height wouldn't allow me to open it under my leaning post. This Engel 35qt should fit very nicely and allow me to open it far enough to get a drink out without having to slide it out from under the leaning post.
Guess that is why there are options. I wanted the extra height since mine is for forward seating and it is high enough so whoever is up there can see over the cuddy. Out of all the ones I looked at the Pelican was a perfect fit.

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Originally Posted by Mako 234 View Post
put one of these under it
x2

also, 3M makes some pretty good products for these types of applications.
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I got the optional insulated cooler /seat in front of console. My lady says it's too nice to use as a cooler. She keeps "stuff" in there.

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