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Old 02-13-2011, 12:21 PM
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Im working with a HT member on a new bait tray system. Currently we make the 3" deep tray and was asked if we could develop a second stackable tray.

After a few prototypes we came up with this concept. It still needs a few mods like rounding off the sharp edges and what not. But its the concept im showing.

We also wanted to keep the first bottom tray the same as there are hundreds of them in circulation and wanted of customers to be able to upgrade without buying a new base tray.

Tell me what you think?

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Old 02-13-2011, 01:00 PM
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Nothing wrong with that!!!!
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I really like the idea.
Please leave enough room so rigged baits on bottom tray will not be pressed by top one.
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Originally Posted by Fishfinder View Post
I really like the idea.
Please leave enough room so rigged baits on bottom tray will not be pressed by top one.
x2, other than that looks great! what's the THT special pricing? ;?
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Originally Posted by cfarmd View Post
x2, other than that looks great! what's the THT special pricing? ;?
Ill take care of you guys. I'm sending it out to one of the members to try in NC for a trial in the 80qt Engel cooler. He will post his report.

You have a good 2"'s on the bottom tray which is fine even with horse ballys that we tried. the top gives you a 1" lip around the tray which is more then enough to keep the baits from falling out. You get way more then 1" of room though because the lids of the coolers are recessed in, giving you a total of 3"'s on the top tray.
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Now that's cool!

Will this fit inside most coolers or just the igloo cooler? Are there going to be different sizes for larger and smaller coolers as well? I really like the idea a lot!
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Originally Posted by Frank@Ocean-Tamer.com View Post
Now that's cool!

Will this fit inside most coolers or just the igloo cooler? Are there going to be different sizes for larger and smaller coolers as well? I really like the idea a lot!
x2, that was my next question what coolers will these fit inside?
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It would be nice to have a stand to hold both trays in larger coolers.
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Originally Posted by Ironworker View Post
It would be nice to have a stand to hold both trays in larger coolers.
We make the single trays for the following

Igloo Marine Cooler
36qt
54qt < this one has the double tray
72qt
94qt

Engel
35qt
65qt
80qt

If this tray system get a good review, will will make it for the rest. We will also be making trays for the Yetis before summer.
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There is a rumour that they will be testing the new trays fishing bluefin tuna as soon as the weather calms down a bit . . . Thursday 17th seems like a good weather break . . .

Hope they takes lots of pictures
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Originally Posted by auguste View Post
There is a rumour that they will be testing the new trays fishing bluefin tuna as soon as the weather calms down a bit . . . Thursday 17th seems like a good weather break . . .

Hope they takes lots of pictures

Yup. Hopefully they work out for you guys.
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sweet I already have a 54 quart igloo!
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Originally Posted by cfarmd View Post
sweet I already have a 54 quart igloo!
Now you need the trays
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Joe, How much room is between the bottom of the cooler and the bottom of the tray?
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8 Inches of space on the Igloo 54qt.
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I would have to measure the circumference of a 2-liter soda bottle because I use 4 of them in the bottom of my current bait box to keep things cold. Works really nice. I freeze water in the soda bottles and then cut away the plastic, place in the bottom and place my trays on top. Obviously, crushed ice works great also but the soda bottle ice is free and I spend a lot on ice.
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Originally Posted by Terminator Tackle View Post
Now you need the trays
let me know when things are close to being final, and I just might make a purchase! I've been eying some for a while now, and I'd rather support a fellow THT'er than someone I don't know

is there an expected release date? I leave for islamorada in 3 weeks...

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does the logo, solid part of the tray affect the quality of the bait vs the other part of the tray that has holes?
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Originally Posted by alacrity View Post
does the logo, solid part of the tray affect the quality of the bait vs the other part of the tray that has holes?
Not that Im aware of. the aluminum gets ice cold compared to plastic, powder coated alum, and stainless that it doesn't make a difference.
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Originally Posted by cfarmd View Post
let me know when things are close to being final, and I just might make a purchase! I've been eying some for a while now, and I'd rather support a fellow THT'er than someone I don't know

is there an expected release date? I leave for islamorada in 3 weeks...
Thanks cap. The singles are already available, but when the top tray is ready, I will post it.

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