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Yeti cooler?

I'm getting tired ($) of replacing the handles on my Igloo Ultra 70 cooler. It generally does pretty well tied down on the aft deck but if I hit a spot of weather one or both handles will break. Even at that the handles are better than the tie-down loops.

I've done some looking around and lean toward a 65 quart Yeti cooler. Anyone have experience with this brand?
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you could bolt on some sort of tide down loops onto the cooler.
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you could bolt on some sort of tide down loops onto the cooler.
Thanks for the idea. I had the same one and the bolts, with fender washers backing them up, pulled through the cooler.
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[QUOTE=SVAuspicious;633209]Thanks for the idea. I had the same one and the bolts, with fender washers backing them up, pulled through the cooler.[/QUOTE
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I don't want to sound smart, but how about a backing plate inside the cooler
to secure the screws, that should do the trick
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The fender washers were 1" diameter. Once the pulled through the inner shell everything else just shattered.

The Yeti has a good sized integral tie-down.
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You could try using WeldMount tiedown strap mounts. They attach via a methacrylate adhesive.
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Thanks for the idea. I had the same one and the bolts, with fender washers backing them up, pulled through the cooler.
wow, you must be hitting some pretty bad weather or they just don't make them like they used to. I have had coolers in similar situations in small power boats that I beat the snot out of and the latches on the coolers would fail before the handles. too bad there isn't an easy cheap fix.
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wow, you must be hitting some pretty bad weather or they just don't make them like they used to.
Sometimes my schedule is driven by my girl friend's vacation time. Heading to the Bahamas last year we saw several days of 35 kts gusting up a good bit with some quite significant seas (I go offshore from Norfolk to Abaco direct). Things can get a bit bumpy. So far the cooler is the only significant casualty offshore.
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To answer your original question - the Yeti coolers are very nice. They're more bulky than Igloo but are also considerably higher quality.
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