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DaveS posted 04-19-2015 08:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for DaveS   Send Email to DaveS  
I picked up a set of [cooler chocks]. I am trying to figure out the best way to mount them. Anyone want to stop laughing long enough to give me the heads up, shoot me a picture or something? I'm planning to work on my Outrage this week. Thanks--Dave
contender posted 04-19-2015 09:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
I never liked putting these things on the deck, You have to put the cooler in the same spot all the time, and when the cooler is not in the boat they make a nice toe catch. I would look at holding the cooler in place another way, even if you just have to tie it in place with some rope. Good luck
Mambo Minnow posted 04-20-2015 05:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mambo Minnow  Send Email to Mambo Minnow     
I got a new cooler for my 1984 Montauk 17 after 31 years and of course chocks are slightly out of position to fit snugly
stayinstrewn posted 04-20-2015 11:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for stayinstrewn  Send Email to stayinstrewn     
Wood screws, #10, 2-inches, with plenty of silicone to prevent water ingress.
Powergroove803 posted 04-24-2015 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Powergroove803  Send Email to Powergroove803     
As for a good position, I attached mine under the RPS and use a small 25 qt Igloo Marine cooler. This is a good set up for me and I love this little cooler for day trips. Under the RPS keeps it shady and cold and very convenient. I have it mounted where it slides forward but it could go either way and I see a point for doing it both ways. I also have a larger cooler in front of the Center Console but I used eyestraps and bungee to hold it in place.
Either way #10 wood screws and silicone as mentioned holds it all in place whether eyestraps or classic wood chocks.

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