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Old 07-05-2016, 03:21 PM
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You don't have to pre-chill them it just keeps ice a lot longer if you do. It's sort of like how icing down a bunch of room temperature sodas eats your ice faster than if you threw that case of sodas in the fridge overnight before you put them in your cooler. Also, opening the lid a lot basically means it doesn't matter what cooler you use. You let the cool air out every time you open it. For a lot of people, the ice retention is a non-issue because they only care to keep the beer warm for 8 hours while they're out on the boat.
Old 07-05-2016, 03:54 PM
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Do they have rubber feet so they don't slide on the deck ?
Old 07-05-2016, 05:11 PM
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I put 50lbs of ice in mine on Thursday morning and still had some left Tuesday night. It worked well. I did not pre chill it and it was outside on the deck for those 6 days.
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Originally Posted by Karl in NY View Post
For a cooler that is exposed to the sun, am I the only one that puts a silver mylar reflective "space blanket" over it to reflect radiant heat gain?

To keep it from becoming airborne, I attach with velcro, and now have one that's actually fitted to the cooler...think the GF used both a sewing machine and glue gun to make it.

Reduces ice consumption by about 50%, with only slight inconvenience. Next fitted version will have bottom hem weighted with lead curtain weights rather than the velcro. Only downside can be reflected glare, with sun at low angles.

This is also why coolers don't come in black...

Also, I'm not convinced that rotomolded is worth the added expense, unless for standing on for sight-casting, etc.
To answer your first question....yes. Wow.
Old 07-05-2016, 06:36 PM
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http://www.evakool.com/iceboxes/evak...reglass-icebox
I have two of these but will replace with frigid rigid when they are shot.
Old 07-09-2016, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by arctic_f250 View Post
http://www.evakool.com/iceboxes/evak...reglass-icebox
I have two of these but will replace with frigid rigid when they are shot.
http://www.evakool.com/evakool-60-li...reglass-icebox



WOW! The Evakool coolers are expensive - $439 for a 60L.

And the Frigid Rigids are even more:

http://frigidrigid.com/ice-chest/
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Originally Posted by MarAgt View Post
http://www.evakool.com/evakool-60-li...reglass-icebox



WOW! The Evakool coolers are expensive - $439 for a 60L.

And the Frigid Rigids are even more:

http://frigidrigid.com/ice-chest/
Looks like that is the fiberglass model. My pelican doesn't have fiberglass.
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Originally Posted by SeaSpur View Post
This looks like the *exact cooler* that a guy named John was selling on supkayak.com and traveling around Florida in circles selling coolers and stand up paddleboards. He'd sort of expo them at a state park in each area of the state and sell them off site. He eventually started making a US tour doing the same, but I heard he got out of it recently and sold them to some shops around the country.

Maybe South Jetty bought a bunch/his connection and slapped their logo on them?

At any rate, I own one. It's worked perfect for me and holds ice for many days. Only issue I had is one of the rubber T latches popped off and I can't find a replacement that I'm sure will work.
I'm 80 percent sure this is the same cooler. I have one from him and love it.
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Just got back from a 7 day trip. I'm still very happy with this cooler!! It simply works!!

Mind you, the average temp was 95 where I was. Cooler in the hot Florida sun. Ran from SE Florida to Ft Myers. Sat to Saturday... I had some block ice after the 6th day.
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Are the measurements for the coolers listed on this page exterior or interior?

https://www.southjettycoolers.com/coolers/

Thanks,
Ken

Originally Posted by Load&Go View Post

southjettycoolers.com
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I have a 5 day 110 quart igloo white cooler that keeps the ice for 3 days in FL. Willinng to sell it for 600!buckks. I'll even clean it. You can read about it at the Wally World web site.



Nice ad. Subtle and not overpowering.
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Originally Posted by MarAgt View Post
Are the measurements for the coolers listed on this page exterior or interior?

https://www.southjettycoolers.com/coolers/

Thanks,
Ken
I can double check at home, but I'm 99% certain that is the outside dimensions.
Old 07-11-2016, 02:22 PM
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Besides being a smart a__, the point you're trying to make is?

Originally Posted by solarfry View Post
I have a 5 day 110 quart igloo white cooler that keeps the ice for 3 days in FL. Willinng to sell it for 600!buckks. I'll even clean it. You can read about it at the Wally World web site.



Nice ad. Subtle and not overpowering.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
I can double check at home, but I'm 99% certain that is the outside dimensions.
Thanks. I've looked at all of these Yeti knock-off coolers up and down. Trying to find the one i feel gives me the best bang for the buck.
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Originally Posted by MarAgt View Post
Besides being a smart a__, the point you're trying to make is?
I read it twice and couldn't figure it out... something about an igloo cooler that is supposed to hold ice for 5 days, but only holds it for 3... but yet it's really expensive... I dunno. ;?

Originally Posted by MarAgt View Post
Thanks. I've looked at all of these Yeti knock-off coolers up and down. Trying to find the one i feel gives me the best bang for the buck.
That's where I was too... I even went to the Engel Factory Store in Jupiter, FL where the dude behind the counter tried to sell me a beat up show cooler and I think he was offering 10% off full retail... which was funny since I could buy a brand new one on eBay for far less...

Then the Yeti thing with the bent lids...

All the all the the other brands. As I got more undecided, and my trip was coming up, I said, screw it, and bought this guy's cooler... so far, I'm very happy with it.

If you're looking at the 110: FYI: Walmart has these $1 plastic storage bins... if you fill them with water and make block ice, they fit EXACTLY in the bottom of the cooler... I line the bottom with those blocks, then put my stuff on top, and then another layer on top, with some cube ice... I had large blocks left after 6 days.
Old 07-11-2016, 02:57 PM
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Great Info! Thanks!

Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
I read it twice and couldn't figure it out... something about an
igloo cooler that is supposed to hold ice for 5 days, but only holds it for 3... but yet it's really expensive... I dunno. ;?



That's where I was too... I even went to the Engel Factory Store in Jupiter, FL where the dude behind the counter tried to sell me a beat up show cooler and I think he was offering 10% off full retail... which was funny since I could buy a brand new one on eBay for far less...

Then the Yeti thing with the bent lids...

All the all the the other brands. As I got more undecided, and my trip was coming up, I said, screw it, and bought this guy's cooler... so far, I'm very happy with it.

If you're looking at the 110: FYI: Walmart has these $1 plastic storage bins... if you fill them with water and make block ice, they fit EXACTLY in the bottom of the cooler... I line the bottom with those blocks, then put my stuff on top, and then another layer on top, with some cube ice... I had large blocks left after 6 days.
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Originally Posted by SeaSpur View Post
This looks like the *exact cooler* that a guy named John was selling on supkayak.com and traveling around Florida in circles selling coolers and stand up paddleboards. He'd sort of expo them at a state park in each area of the state and sell them off site. He eventually started making a US tour doing the same, but I heard he got out of it recently and sold them to some shops around the country.

Maybe South Jetty bought a bunch/his connection and slapped their logo on them?

At any rate, I own one. It's worked perfect for me and holds ice for many days. Only issue I had is one of the rubber T latches popped off and I can't find a replacement that I'm sure will work.
Originally Posted by TheSweetDee View Post
I'm 80 percent sure this is the same cooler. I have one from him and love it.


I also have one of the earlier models. An 'Ice-Locker' off brand. Same cooler except no rope handles..

I've had it for about 18 months. It works as good as a yeti. Been a great cooler.
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Originally Posted by MarAgt View Post
Are the measurements for the coolers listed on this page exterior or interior?

https://www.southjettycoolers.com/coolers/

Thanks,
Ken
Also, which measure is the height? I have a very tight squeeze under the leaning post that I want to put a cooler. The rod holders make height pretty tight.
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Am I missing something here? "Rotomolding" is simply the way of making the plastic shell and liner. What-, how well, and how thick the insulation is would be the important parts, right?
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Originally Posted by raybark View Post
Am I missing something here? "Rotomolding" is simply the way of making the plastic shell and liner. What-, how well, and how thick the insulation is would be the important parts, right?
Yes, I believe you're right, the thickness of the insulation is important; it's what determines how long the contents will stay cold. Rotomolding itself is merely a manner in which the style of these coolers is made. While I suspect the primary reason people buy a rotomolded cooler is for their extreme insulating qualities; they also probably buy them for their durability and the ability to use it as a casting/fishing platform. I imagine a bunch of people also buy them because they look cool or they just want one.

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