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I recently did the exact same thing. No need to build a custom chest. I took an Engel 80 quart chest that was deep enough, tall enough, but too wide, and sliced off 9 inches from the middle with a bandsaw. Resealed the seams with the rest of an open tube of marine adhesive 4000 (because it was there...) and voila! Instant custom icechest/companionway step.

Pricey? yes, but you don't need to start with an Engel chest either. I just needed bang for the buck for size/insulation. And no, cutting it in two has had no decrease in effectiveness. 3 bags of ice (30 lbs) lasted 8 days each when kept in a climate controlled 70*F shaded environment (um, my house)
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The previous owner of my boat built a custom ice box under the galley. It is a plywood box on drawer slides where a door used to be. He inserted a poly garbage can and foamed around it with Great Stuff. Seems to work pretty well. You can lift out the can to dump out the water.

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