2004 Dauntless 160 Cooler Brand and Dimensions

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Bassin34711
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2004 Dauntless 160 Cooler Brand and Dimensions

Postby Bassin34711 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:54 pm

I just bought a 2004 160 Dauntless, and it is missing the cooler seat in front of the console.

What is the brand or type or model of the cooler?

What are the cooler dimensions?

frontier
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Re: 2004 Dauntless 160 Cooler Brand and Dimensions

Postby frontier » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:28 pm

The 2004 Boston Whaler brochure shows a 54 Quart cooler, usually IGLOO brand, as part of the Fishing Package and Comfort Package in the 160 Dauntless.

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Re: 2004 Dauntless 160 Front Cooler

Postby frontier » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:56 pm

For the best quality, you might check out a YETI 45 cooler. The YETI 45 is very high priced and heavy.

The YETI 45 will be close in size to a Igloo 54 Quart, but you should double check your boat mounting system to see if the YETI 45 will fit.

Cushions are available from through Boston Whaler dealers, Anderson Mfg and Upholstery, or Specialty Marine.

Yeti cushions are available through a Yeti dealer or factory direct.

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Re: 2004 Dauntless 160 Cooler Brand and Dimensions

Postby jimh » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:14 am

Does the 2004 DAUNTLESS 160 boat have the cooler chocks already installed on the cockpit deck ahead of the console?

If the chocks are already installed, you should get the OEM cooler so it fits the chocks.

If your boat never had the cooler seat option and there are no chocks installed, you can get any cooler you like, and fabricate your own chocks to fit the cooler. Perhaps the cooler manufacturer also sells chocks, or perhaps some generic cooler chocks will work with it, or perhaps you can buy the OEM cooler chocks from a Boston Whaler dealer.

In addition to the chocks there may also have been a hold-down mechanism. Often a bungie cord was used and pad-eyes installed on the chocks.

Check at WHALER.COM under OWNER RESOURCES to see if there is an assembly diagram that shows details of the cooler seat installation.

Bassin34711
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Re: 2004 Dauntless 160 Cooler Brand and Dimensions

Postby Bassin34711 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:23 am

Thanks for the replies. The replies give me some great ideas.