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Old 08-30-2015, 09:28 AM   #13
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City: Holladay, UT
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Dream Catcher
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 37-065
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 636
FWIW - no howling, but:

After many years using Igloo "Marine" coolers, in 60? and 94? quart sizes, I decided two years ago to spend $340 for a 75qt Yeti. I looked at Igloo's new high-end cooler, but it wasn't cheap and didn't seem as well designed. I wanted to be able to keep fish in the best shape possible for 1-3 days until I got back into an SE Alaska town where there was a fish processor. In my small boat I don't have much fridge/freezer space.

For me it has been worth it. It keeps ice at least twice as long as my Igloo's. I've loaded it with shaved ice, headed out for a long stint between towns in mostly warm and sunny weather, and there's still ice (and super-cold water) eight or ten days later. Last summer, fishing in the area around Craig, we sent home with various crew some 400-500 lb of prime salmon and halibut fillets. How much is that worth? It has very thick insulation, gasketed top etc etc. And it is tough as nails. Works for me.

Here's one that wouldn't quite fit in though:
Richard Cook
Dream Catcher (Nordic Tug 37-065)
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