With limited space for tackle boxes and coolers on board I decided to look for some type of tackle station under my leaning post. Finding out they can get really expensive I decided to build my own. Here is what I did. I built it with the intention of using the left side to put a soft side cooler in it to keep drinks and snacks in but found that I could not find one that would fit that would be a suitable size. After thinking it through I decided to just make that compartment a cooler itself. I closed off the front and doubled up the inside for insulation, added the slide top and installed a drain. Turns out the cooler works better than my rotomolded cooler I was using. I used PVC board to build it. Every joint was glued with PVC glue and stainless steel screws. The cooler compartment was sealed with 5200 on the inside. After one year of use all has been well. No more coolers and tackle boxes to deal with.
So nice when a plan comes together. Great idea done your way at a fraction of the cost of buying. Very nice. I did something with mine for tackle storage a few years ago now I carry so much it's confusing.
Last Edit: Dec 25, 2020 18:56:47 GMT -5 by finatic
It does look really good. And, I agree with finatic it gets confusing. I have been trying to figure out a method for locating the lure I want and with so many choices I always end up looking through 4 or 5 boxes before I find what I want. With a 245DC I have tackle in boxes in the 'galley' and tackle boxes in the center storage. The ones I use most of the time are remembered locations, but when I want that blue green with a strand of chartreuse ballyhoo skirt, I end up searching everywhere. I guess the only solution is to post pictures for each box on the box.
Anyway, your solution looks great and I like the ingenuity.
mdebonis11: specifically in 241cc model
Jan 15, 2021 8:57:40 GMT -5
edkath: What is the common width used for boat lift bunks for a 2019 Sailfish 245 DC?
Feb 1, 2021 16:56:31 GMT -5
fishnfool: ed you might try posting this up top for better visibility.
Feb 5, 2021 13:11:04 GMT -5
gig3: Hello, Seaman Rich, in central Florida just purchase a 1996 17'-6" CC Sailfish and looking for advise and knowledge from all.
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fishnfool: Welcome Rich. Congrats!
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finatic: Closing in on 700 nice, minus one we lost one.
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rjkuenning: Hello, My name is Bob and I am purchasing a new 2021 245DC. I boat in the Cleawater Florida area.
Mar 2, 2021 16:10:46 GMT -5
fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
Mar 2, 2021 17:32:44 GMT -5
finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
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finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
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