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2001 LSV factory ice chest (under bow seats)


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Gentleman, Do any of you have any experience with the factory ice chest constantly thawing out at a very quick rate? If you have a boat with the same design, I'm sure you have. I'm wondering if any of you have ever sprayed insulation around either the right or left hand side ice chest. I wish Malibu had given us an ice chest in the storage behind the drivers seat. It probably would have been much more convenient. Just a comment and thought. I realize there is a drain out of the ice chest for obvious reasons, but I can see that as the only thing you would have to worry about. Maybe you could use a tube coming out of that drain to retain the function and spray insulation around the rest (if you can access that space). Give me your best ideas or what has worked for you. Look forward to hearing back from some of you brilliant minds. Many people have many great ideas. Thanks.

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I cut mine out and glued carpet that matched the interior. There is zero insulation under them, just a cavity of about 2 inches.

I wanted more ballast so I plumbed a FlyHigh sack in each one that I can fill and empty from the drivers seat. I just use a Igloo cooler.

If you don't want to go that route and want to use these as ice chests my advise would be to drill a 1 inch hole in them and spray some insulating foam in. They are glassed in and can't be removed

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I kinda figured as much (glassed in and can't be removed). I don't hesitate to say that Malibu could have put a little more thought into this design. No huge life changing big deal. Thanks.

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A Drimel is a good tool to use. Drill a hole in the middle. Be careful the ice chest is only about a 1/4" thick and there is roughly about 2" to the inside of the hull. Just take your time and you should be fine.







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