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Reader Tips: Protect Your Cooler

Have your block of ice ride in a cushioned cooler.

May 29, 2013
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Over the course of several extended trips, my expensive fiberglass cooler ­sustained significant damage from block ice bouncing around inside. Stress cracks at the inside edges turned into broken gelcoat, and then damage down to the foam core. To prevent this, I bought a rubberized bathmat (the type with suction cups on the bottom) and trimmed the sides, leaving some excess on the front and back. I placed it in the bottom, and now my block ice rides in a cushioned cooler. The mat hoses off easily when you come off the water, and it also works great for floor compartments and anchor lockers.

Richard Ramos

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Miami, Florida

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