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Cooler Platform

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I've been looking for ideas to get my cooler off the floor in my 16' Sportsman (not a lot of room!). Got the name of a welder in the area that does lots of aluminum boat modifications. Ran my boat and cooler out to his shop last week and he had some pretty good ideas.

He angled the platform on the motor side to make sure the motor wouldn't hit it. He tacked on some tabs to lock in the bottom of the cooler and also welded in some short sections of tube underneath so I could tie/bungie the cooler handles down as well. He also replaced the small factory transducer plate with a larger one to support the newer larger style transducers (just in case I upgrade someday) while he was at it.

Two days later and it was ready to go. I think it turned out pretty good.
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Nice mod!
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Looks real good. I need to reinforce and enlarge my transducer plate also. Took the boat out of the shop this weekend. Looks like I'll be bringing it back in :doh:
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Nicely done. We are always looking for ways to clear our floors as well. I may run your pics to our local fab shop and see if they can do that with our Open Fisherman.
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Very nicely done! A great mod! :)
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Spoiled Daddy wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:40 pm Nicely done. We are always looking for ways to clear our floors as well. I may run your pics to our local fab shop and see if they can do that with our Open Fisherman.
Here's a few more pics without the cooler for the local fab folks.
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