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Jakeee

Cooler Drain install in 03 wakesetter VLX

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Jakeee

My 03' wakesetter doesnt seem to have any sort of cooler drain. Someone has tried to drill 2 different holes in it at the bottom of the floor to allow it to drain into the hull, but that is not equal to the bottom of the cooler. Plus the holes dont line up. Any ideas what people have done?? Its seems the 04 and up have drains??

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henrik

Our 03 has a drain. Inside back corner has a brass fitting in the tub that tubing going into bilge connects to. 

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MalibuNation

My 03 Sunscape LSV also has a drain hole like Henrik mentioned.  Pipe cleaners work great for clearing the tube if need be.

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Levi900RR

Are you really using that as a cooler? As in throwing bags of ice in there? I bought the Malibu cooler bag the fits under that seat and it holds the cold alot better than just emptying a few bags of ice in there. Plus you dont have to worry about the drain. 

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oldjeep

Those "coolers" with the drain make good anchor lockers

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henrik

We use it for ropes as well. We usually use a small cooler behind the drivers seat. 

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MalibuNation

Wet gloves go in mine.

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minnmarker

AO makes a nice cooler that fits inside the "cooler."

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Gavin17

I cut mine out before we ever even put the boat in the water.  Seemed useless. 

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Jakeee

cooler is def needed for us, we use the area behind the drivers seat for a kitchen size garbage can, which also gets full of cans in a days use. anyone willing to send a close up pic of the drain they have? cant seem to find this malibu cooler bag? or never heard of ao.

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MalibuNation

Here you go on the AO Coolers:

https://www.aocoolers.com/

I can get a pic of the drain hole on my 2003 21' Sunscape LSV later today if someone else doesn't beat me to me.  I'm wondering if the OO drilled out the original drain as they can get clogged.

 

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SoDakSooner

It should have a drain, My '03 vlx has one, but they are notorious for plugging up.  Not really a cooler at all IMO, just a storage compartment with a drain..  Bought the AO several years ago and it works great. Holds Ice all day... plus you just pull it out to drain...no mess at all.

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oldjeep

FWIW the drain in my boat is not in the bottom, it is in the rear wall of the "cooler".  That way they force drain when you take off and when you are in the normal bow at least slightly up position when moving.

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MalibuNation

My drain is in the rear corner, towards the stern and center of the boat.  My cooler has 2 sections and water can flow between the 2.

 

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Jakeee

trying to post my picture of what i have. how do you guys do that?

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Kmfish87

Host it on photobucket.com or something of the like and link it here

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lukehartwig

I have an '02 Wakesetter VLX. I think my drain has a flap on it to help hold in a certain mix of ice and water. I thought my drain was clogged so I stuck a coat hanger down the drain. It felt like I opened the gate and the water started draining. Once I pulled the coat hanger out the drain stopped. Any insights?

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