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johnk posted 05-14-2001 07:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for johnk   Send Email to johnk  
I'm looking for insulated waterproof material to built a drop-in insulated fish bag for my built-in fish box. By material, something like the insulated 'soft' coolers that are available would be fine. Would just need a couple of yards, and I can have the sewing done locally. Been searching the web but just can't find anything.

thanks

john

carlz posted 05-14-2001 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for carlz  Send Email to carlz     
Some home supply centers sell a flexible foam material that is about 6 inches wide and 1/8 inch thick. It is for placement between window jambs and the rough opening of the window before closing up with casing. It could be cut, bent and stiched into just about any shape.
johnk posted 05-14-2001 11:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for johnk  Send Email to johnk     
Thanks for the suggestion, I've seen the stuff you're refering to.

I need to build a insulated fish bag that's about 42" long that will drop down into my fishbox that will hold the fish/ice, that I can just pull out and take home at the end of the day. It just doesn't make sense to me to take a cooler with ice to the boat in the morning, put the ice in the boat's fish box, and at the end of the day offload the fish and ice to my cooler to take home. Might as well just put the cooler on the boat.

thanks

jk

triblet posted 05-14-2001 11:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
http://nocweb.com/store/repair.htm#minicell .

Or House of Foam in Palo Alto.

But why does it have to be insulated? The
fish box is insulated, right? Your cooler
is insulated. Just use a nylon duffle
bag. Bean and Bauer and I think Land's End
all have good ones. The Bauer outlet stores
have good prices on theirs.

Chuck

Chuck

johnk posted 05-15-2001 12:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for johnk  Send Email to johnk     
thanks for the link.

The fish box is not 'well' insulated. I'm really looking for that 'denier' type material that some of the new soft-side coolers are made from as opposed to foam. It's strong, and has pretty good insulating qualities. Looking to build a fish bag simular to the insulated bags that Canyon products manufactures, but have not had a good experience with them. They told me ~6 weeks ago that they would make me a custom bag to my specs, but now refuse to answer my emails.... great customer sat.....

I'll build my own....if I can get the material...

john

triblet posted 05-15-2001 10:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
"denier" refers to the cloth around the
foam. The cloth is just nylon pack cloth
which you can get from most any big outdoor
shop.

Be sure to use closed cell foam. Open cell
is like a sponge.

Chuck

triblet posted 05-15-2001 10:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Another source just struck me -- get an
Ensolite pad like they sell to go under a
sleeping bag. I think they run about $6
but it's been ten years since a bought one.

Chuck

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