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Old 17 January 2005, 19:55   #1
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Okay so I have an old Searider 4 Metre boat.

It bags of space behind the jockey seat which is not used.

I would like to fix a storage box in that location.

Can anyone recommend a box about the size of a large microwave that I can fix permanantly to the bottom of the boat. It doesn't have to be Marine specific but tough enough to stand the ocassional kicking and also be waterproof.

Also how thick exactly is the deck of a Searider. It would be nice to know the depth of it so that when I fix the box the screws don't go all the way through the floor.
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This is available from Outhill, for £129.25inc vat

Model:-DL16
Base - 40cm
Depth - 40cm
Base - 32cm
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Another, much cheaper, option would be a cool box. The moulded polythene ones are almost indestructible and don't cost a lot. With a little ingenuity you could secure it so that it is also removable for carrying kit to and from the boat.

You could also keep beer cold in it

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John I like your idea. That I will look in to.
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Biggles,

Try Solent Plastics. I think their website is www.solentplastics.co.uk. They do loads of boxes and stuff so might have something to fit your requirments. I want something similar to you for keeping my expensive camera kit dry/protected, but I think I'll need shell out for an expensive purpose made case (£100+).

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Both John's and Slim's ideas........

........are good. Nauti's being the best and in my opinion the preferred. However, before you buy an expensive and clumbersome ice box or go online and order without seeing and touching something, take a trip down to your local B&Q Warehouse where you'll find a rather good selection of inexpensive boxes of various colours and sizes.
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I have been looking for a box to put a compressor in to transport it by RIB without success. Anybody know of one being sold or even how I would get a custom one made?
The box needs to be at least 762mm x 360mm with a height of 450mm internally and waterproof at least to the lid height to stop it filling with water if some comes inside the boat!
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........are good. Nauti's being the best and in my opinion the preferred. However, before you buy an expensive and clumbersome ice box or go online and order without seeing and touching something, take a trip down to your local B&Q Warehouse where you'll find a rather good selection of inexpensive boxes of various colours and sizes.
MeMe is correct (though i hate to admit it) i did this very thing and fitted a plastic box into the front of my boat where i store the anchor, ropes, fenders and anything else floating about on the deck, some stainless hoops screwed to the deck and a strap keep the whole assembly in place whilst on the move.
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Just installed a large storage box after a long search.
Checked out the cooler boxes as John suggested but in the end came up with a very strong,lockable , water resistant box from a company called Contico.
http://www.contico.com/automotive-foam-wb.htm
They do a selection of sizes so you may want to do a search and see if they are available in the U.K.(mine cost $45.00 )
Also Rubbermaid do a similar selection;
http://www.tecratools.com/pages/assorted/toolboxes.html

Otherwise do a search on "structural foam bins or toolboxes" and may provide some similar product hits available in the UK.
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I have been looking for a box to put a compressor in to transport it by RIB without success. Anybody know of one being sold or even how I would get a custom one made?
I can't think of anything easily available that size, but it would be relatively easy (if costly!) to get a GRP moulding company to make one up for you.
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I want something similar to you for keeping my expensive camera kit dry/protected, but I think I'll need shell out for an expensive purpose made case (£100+)
Jon Fuller got some excellent deals on big Peli type cases on Ebay. He may know where there are some more.
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Just installed a large storage box after a long search.
Checked out the cooler boxes as John suggested but in the end came up with a very strong,lockable , water resistant box from a company called Contico.
That looks like the perfect answer, especially for the price!

This looks like the Contico UK equivalent: http://www.toolbank.com/product.cfm?...1599A44C8ae9c7

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