Storage thread?

BritinusaBritinusa Baden, PAPosts: 291Member ✭✭
After seeing questions on here about storage I thought about a thread for storage ideas, little places that people have found on their boats, like babyboomers storage for pool noodles.

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  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,623Member ✭✭✭✭
    LOL I have so much storage on the 342 I can't fill it all.  The area under the port side seat is large enough that I can crawl inside and have room to wiggle. And I'm 6 foot, 230lbs.   I had to do that to hook up my Big Orange filter.  There are tubs (for lack of a better description) under the V berth cushions that only have rain gear in them. Our 280 had loads of storage as well.  There were, what I called dump bins in the mid berth that were 18 or so inches tall, divided into 3 areas with cupboard like lids that ran the entire width (queen size bed) of the berth.  Can't complain about storage on Rinker cruisers. 

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,004Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not a storage idea. But I changed the cooler under the cockpit sink and put in a 12V mobicooler. I can now keep my drinks cool out there and use my fridge for perishable items. It makes a big difference on the 260EC.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • RuffLifeRuffLife Traverse City, MIPosts: 4Member
    MarkB - I have a 250EC, and have thought of doing that exact same thing. The only concern I had was the depth of the cabinet. Any chance you can post a pic? Is the Mobicooler the brand of it? Or is their a model of the one you used?
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,223Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have utilized the out of site storage method as well. I am able to fit extra fenders in the area under the cockpit sink by removing the trash can. I have thought about putting a door in, but I am not ready to cut a hole in the boat. Maybe in a few years.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,004Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    RuffLife, this is the cooler I got.

    http://www.lelong.com.my/mobicool-s32-ultra-cooler-bag-rm-390-00-skldiyuptown-138227729-2014-10-Sale-P.htm

    On my 260EC it fits pretty well. If I overfill the cooler, it pushes against the doors a bit, but they still close. I put in a 12V jacket in the compartment housing to plug the cooler into. Works very well.

    With these coolers they aren't refrigerators, so they take a while to get to temperature (like overnight), but once they're there, they cool to a decent temperature.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,004Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh and I think it cost me less than $100 for the cooler.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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