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Best coolers for 212x... what's everyone using

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR210, SX210, 212X & 212SS' started by Cohenmd86, May 21, 2017.

  1. scokill

    scokill Jet Boat Junkie

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    What do you do with the left over ice, marvel at it? :)
     
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  2. Paulie44

    Paulie44 Active Member

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    That looks like a party with that 65.
     
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  3. Bill D

    Bill D Jetboaters Captain

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    Unless your cooler saved your beer from a bear. ;)
     
  4. scokill

    scokill Jet Boat Junkie

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    It's like a Members Only Jacket. It makes folks feel exclusive. :) I realize I'm dating myself and I did have a couple or Members Only Jackets. Dark blue and crimson.
     
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  5. John McLaughlin

    John McLaughlin Well-Known Member

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    I am also looking at a new cooler however I would more then likely use it to augment my fridge in our camper. I have reviewed a lot of them and pretty much leaning towards the Yeti. Why first because they get good recommendations for their customer service, secondly the reviews over the years and even now have been very very positive. Yes they are expensive however if you look at the Yeti site they give a 15% discount to military, verify thru ID.me which is reputable. I also understand they give discounts to teachers. I also like the fact that they do keep food very cold over a long period of time. So now i must decide between the tundra 35 or 45. [flag]
     
  6. eticket

    eticket Jet Boat Junkie

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    I decided to stay with a soft sided cooler since we rarely need more than 5 hours of cool time and the 20 lbs of empty weight for the Yeti Tundra 35 was a deterrent. Lately we have been putting our cooler on the cockpit floor rather than under a seat so we don't have to move off the seats or pull up the non hinged cushions. Lots of folks here like the AO brand so I pulled the trigger on the 12 and 24 can sizes, both for $100.

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  7. synackattack

    synackattack Active Member

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  8. John McLaughlin

    John McLaughlin Well-Known Member

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    As mine will be primarily for camping I believe my choice will be for one that is hard sided. There are so many makes and models out there that get very good views it will be tough to make a decision. I was thinking of RTIC however they just lost a court case to YETI so not sure what impact that will have on them. So now leaning towards a Tundra 45 as I believe it will meet all of our needs to include an acceptable weight when full.[flag]
     
  9. John McLaughlin

    John McLaughlin Well-Known Member

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    My thanks to all for their input. After reviewing a bunch of coolers I decided to go with the YETI Tundra 45 as I thought it best met my needs. I bought it directly from Yeti. Although not inexpensive the price was not all that bad with free shipping, my Military discount and also some yeti ice packs. [flag]
     
  10. jeff_s

    jeff_s Well-Known Member

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    We love our Grizzly coolers.
    Same concept at YETI just less money!

    Nothing better than spending 8+ hours boating and still have ice cold beer/food in the cooler.

    https://www.grizzlycoolers.com/
     
  11. Jgorm

    Jgorm Jet Boat Lover

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    Cheaper than yeti, but at 300 bucks for a 75qt, I'll take my Coleman Marine extreme for 70 bucks. Holds ice at least 24hr in 120° Arizona heat, or 5 days at 70°. Coleman 70 Qt. Coastal Extreme Marine Cooler 3000001845 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4223D9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Cd6UAb0XK4E7C
     
  12. jeff_s

    jeff_s Well-Known Member

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    To each their own. Once I got my grizzly, my Coleman extreme just stays in the garage. Plus the damn hinges on the Coleman are junk.

    And the grizzly floats. Good to have when it fell off the back swim deck cause no one told me they left it there and it wasnt straped down.
    Lol
     
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  13. John McLaughlin

    John McLaughlin Well-Known Member

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    We use the Yeti[flag]
     
  14. DBamaC

    DBamaC Jet Boat Addict

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    Sam's Club has the Igloo Sportsman 55 QT for $168 if you want something large. I kind of doubt you can beat that price on any comparable cooler...if you decide on a rotomolder cooler. I have a Sportsman 2o qt that I got as part of a deal several years ago from Sam's where if you bought a Pelican 45 QT, you got the SM 20 QT for $90. The Pelican is a beast...ice all week if you are careful (admittedly not useful all that often)...but I actually like the SM better.
     

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