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Old 03-30-2017, 03:55 PM
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I'd think with the cost of them being so high there must be a market on the black market for them, how often do they get stolen, do you guys leave them in your boat over night?

My Coleman stays in my boat yr round and I never worry.
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Where is your boat kept? Mine stays in the boat, but up on the lift or docked stern in, all weekend, every weekend. This is at a private residence though. Would not personally do the same at a marina.
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Where is your boat kept? Mine stays in the boat, but up on the lift or docked stern in, all weekend, every weekend. This is at a private residence though. Would not personally do the same at a marina.
Boat is at my dock 8 months a year April-Nov. and in my side yard the other 4 months. Never had a problem and the house is empty except weekends and summers.
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Boat is at my dock 8 months a year April-Nov. and in my side yard the other 4 months. Never had a problem and the house is empty except weekends and summers.
Traffic of any sorts on your canal? If not probably won't have any different of a result. If really worried, get a long security cable and wrap it around a dock piling, and lock to the cooler, with it still in the boat. 30 seconds max to unlock it and toss the loose end on the dock.
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Old 03-31-2017, 03:27 AM
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Mine never leave my boat unless I need them somewhere else. On the trailer or in the water, I have never had a problem in years.

Now if in the bed of my truck I chain them up.
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Down here on the coast they get taken daily, police are using them now in sting opperations.

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I don't get Yeti cooler costs. It is a cooler, not gold plated. Don't see any real difference between a cooler for a third of the price at Walmart and Yeti.
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Yeti cooler stays in the boat and no issues. Storage place has security cameras
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I don't get Yeti cooler costs. It is a cooler, not gold plated. Don't see any real difference between a cooler for a third of the price at Walmart and Yeti.
The difference is the cost you pay to join the "cult". Whatever you do never drink the Kool-aid.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
I'd think with the cost of them being so high there must be a market on the black market for them, how often do they get stolen, do you guys leave them in your boat over night?

My Coleman stays in my boat yr round and I never worry.
I believe most people steal the Yeti's they see because they don't want to fork over their own money to get one. Probably very few people are stealing them and then trying to flip them online for profit. Down in Florida it might be a bigger black market but locally at least for us here people just steal them for themselves.
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in my real life side by side the Yeti does NOTHING better than a 40 dollar cooler anytime I go to the keys they are equal. yes I pre ice the yeti and all the other things it suggests. Actually the Yeti is a pain in the ass because its so heavy and offers no greater ability than an igloo
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I don't get Yeti cooler costs. It is a cooler, not gold plated. Don't see any real difference between a cooler for a third of the price at Walmart and Yeti.
All has to do with how, and how often, you use your cooler. I have several, but some other brands too. Not hung up on one brand or another, but am hung up on a cooler that I don't have to repair....ever. I've gotten that out of my Yeti's, my K2, my RTIC, and an ancient Icey-Tec.

Even on the heaviest of duty igloos and colemans I've had, I've had to replace hinges in under a year. Sometimes multiple times.

I see a lot of the yeti hate threads mention that users leave their coolers on the boat all the time. Honestly, this is pretty easy on the cooler if it isn't beating and banging about. For me using a cooler means getting constantly tossed in and out of the truck, in and out of the boat, tailgating every weekend in the fall, people standing and sitting on the coolers, etc. The high end coolers are the only ones that will hold up to this for years on end, with zero maintenance other than cleaning, which is the extent that I am willing to do. I would rather part with a few $$'s, than to have to deal with repairs, replacement, etc, especially since hinge breakage tends to happen at the most inopportune time.

I wish that one of them would figure out how to maintain the tough factor, but lighten them up some (even if it means lessening the insulation), and increase the capacity to be equal that of a cheap cooler for a given exterior size....but I guess we can't have everything.
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Nobody around my part would dare steal anything

we are gun toting battle flag flying red necks though
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Traffic of any sorts on your canal? If not probably won't have any different of a result. If really worried, get a long security cable and wrap it around a dock piling, and lock to the cooler, with it still in the boat. 30 seconds max to unlock it and toss the loose end on the dock.
I'm not worried in the least, I bought it at a garage sale 12 years ago for $5, the hinges broke so I took some heavy duty vinyl tent and made 2 hinges from it, same screws and it's worked flawlessly for 10 more years now. I wish every maker would use this material for the hinges. Has to be the best $5 I've ever spent.
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