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Old 21 October 2007, 22:39   #1
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Mounting cooler on Huricane630

The Huricane 630 i am fixing up (former coast guard boat) doesn't have any additional seating and I was thinking of mounting one of those coolers with a cushion in front of the counsel. My concern is how do you mount this. I know iglo sells a mounting kit that keeps the cooler from sliding side to side and front to back by having some pieces mounted on the deck. Then there are straps that keep that keep it from lifting up.

My question is how do you mount this to the deck. I don't have an inspection port in front of the counsel in order to get me access to the underside of the fiberglass deck plates in order to through bolt the brackets. My thought is I could use screws with epoxy on them but I dont know if that makes sense. Any ideas?
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Old 21 October 2007, 22:42   #2
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The Huricane 630 i am fixing up (former coast guard boat) doesn't have any additional seating and I was thinking of mounting one of those coolers with a cushion in front of the counsel. My concern is how do you mount this. I know iglo sells a mounting kit that keeps the cooler from sliding side to side and front to back by having some pieces mounted on the deck. Then there are straps that keep that keep it from lifting up.

My question is how do you mount this to the deck. I don't have an inspection port in front of the counsel in order to get me access to the underside of the fiberglass deck plates in order to through bolt the brackets. My thought is I could use screws with epoxy on them but I dont know if that makes sense. Any ideas?
If its against the console could you fix it to that
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Old 22 October 2007, 08:42   #3
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One alternative would be to install stainless inserts into the deck that are made to receive bolts. The ones most often seen are about an inch wide, threaded on the outside to be screwed and epoxied into a pilot hole drilled for the purpose into the deck, and have a threaded hole in the center to receive a bolt (see pictures). Not sure about your specific boat but Zodiac often will use these inserts to bolt tubes in place and to mount radar arches, consoles, etc. best of luck, sounds like a worthwhile project!
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Like those Bryan.
Also West Marine do a stainless toggle bolts, that slips ino a drilled hole and then opens out to lock against the underside of the deck.
So you can mark and drill the holes, then put the cooler brackets in place and feed the bolts through ,let the toggle swing open and then just tighten up. Easily removed if you change your mind later;
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The inserts Sunrider is suggesting work well. My deck is full of them... I have a couple of eyebolts that I can stick into them to make temporary tie-downs. The important thing is that they can be epoxied in so that they are watertight. It might not be obvious from the pics, but thee are a reverse thread so you don't need to worry about them loosening when you old stuff to them. Mice accept a 3/8" bold...
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Where do you get the stainless steel deck inserts at?
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Old 24 October 2007, 23:51   #7
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Zodiac Hurricane in Delta British Columbia Canada sells them. they aren't cheap i seem to re-call them being about $5/piece . You need to talk to the parts department.

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I'm away from home for a few days so don't have access to my records, but I believe I saw the stainless inserts offered by Jamestown Distributors....will check when I get home if you are still looking at that time....
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