“The Beast”

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“The Beast”

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:50 pm

I got a shot of inspiration watching Jordy build his cooler. So this will be a really big version, most of the time functioning as a fish box on my big boat. About the only time I can think of when it could actually used be as a normal cooler would be for weeklong camping trips. Hence, the name in the subject box.
I got some free styrofoam from a Kmart they were tearing down. I think it will work for insulation.
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I don’t want to spend a fortune on this project so I’m using 1/2” AB marine for the box. The corners are pre-made, very tight grain material with phenolic glue. I will be putting a liner on the inside. I’ve put some thought into this, hopefully it will work out.
I got the box tacked together today, here are some photos...
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Re: Cape Sable Cooler

Post by cape man » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:11 pm

That's not a cooler, that's a bomb shelter!
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Re: Cape Sable Cooler

Post by Browndog » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:49 pm

Looks awesome already!

I must have awakened the beast within. It’s like starting another boat build.

Can’t wait to see how you finish it up.

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Re: Cape Sable Cooler

Post by jacquesmm » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:19 pm

cape man wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:11 pm
That's not a cooler, that's a bomb shelter!
Where is the " I like this post" button? :D

Yes, it is a beast of a cooler but don't worry about delamination of the foam and all that. The whole plywood structure is strong enough and while air will get between foam and glass or plywood, it will add an extra insulation barrier. All my warnings about insulation foam delaminating are about structural parts, here it does not matter.
But what a monster cooler, you"ll need a forklift to put it on the boat.
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Re: Cape Sable Cooler

Post by OrangeQuest » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:03 pm

cape man wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:11 pm
That's not a cooler, that's a bomb shelter!
Maybe a lifeboat?! :lol:

It does look good already! Very excited to follow this build.
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Re: Cape Sable Cooler

Post by Fuzz » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:17 am

Be willing to bet this thing turns into a work of art :wink:

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Re: Cape Sable Cooler

Post by piperdown » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:09 am

Very cool!!

Where did you get premade corners like that? I've never seen such a thing. Are they marine ply too?
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Re: Cape Sable Cooler

Post by Coach » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:43 am

Looks like a fun little project! Very cool.

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Re: Cape Sable Cooler

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:26 pm

AA, that is going to be one nice & big cooler!!!!!! Jeff

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Re: Cape Sable Cooler

Post by Reid » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:31 pm

They call that a Coffin Box! Built so well you can be buried in it!
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