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Best cooler for drinks/food for Versa Board?

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#1 azarmadillo


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:53 PM

Anyone have a recommendation for a good cooler for the Versa Board for drinks/food? Really enjoying my Native Angler Versa Board.

#2 tugowar


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:39 PM

Different strokes for different folks, so you'll likely get the gamut of suggestions.
And that's a good thing.

I mainly use my VB in the shallow marshes of Louisiana. Silence being golden I don't like clanking lids, clunking deck thumps, or rattling chunks of ice. So I use two soft-sided 'grocery' cooler bags, one for refreshments and one for bringing home the catch.
Link: California Innovations Cooler Bag
You can pick them up for about $8 at your local Sam's, Sears, Kmart, etc.

- For refreshments: Frozen bottles of water as the coolant that double as refreshment after the gatorade is gone
- For fish: Line bottom with some ice, then use a fishing tourney weigh bag inside to house the fish This keeps the lining from being punctured by fins, reduces that lingering slime smell, eases after-trip cleaning, etc. You can pick up a pack of 5 weigh bags at Bass Pro for less than $10.

They're soft, quiet, cheap, efficient...and my cooler of choice.
Hope that helps

#3 boykinsbuddy


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:00 PM

For a nice seat and daring tower...a Yeti 35 is nice and strong. It also fits the Slayer seat pan perfectly.

#4 nj05nismo


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:52 AM

The vb is a fly platform for me. So I use a soft bag. Either a igloo soft bag or more ofte than not...ill just use my native bag behind the seat. Works great and stores fish too

#5 rogerstk3


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

I found the Coleman polylite 48 works really well for me when using the Native cooler seat kit. I had this cooler sitting around for years but you can still buy them online. One thing I like about it is the lid has kind of a loose seal so therefore closes properly even when the Seat straps are run under it. Newer coolers seem to have a tight fit that may not work so great with the Cooler Seat kit. This cooler is large enough to make a comfy seat, both on the boat and off, plus holds lots of goodies for picnics. I was able to fit a twelver, cook stove and food in with room to spare. Sometimes I tow my Versa to further away places, anchor the boat, then use the Versa as a landing craft. I preload it with all the goodies including another camp chair so my wife and I can both sit down and enjoy. I also own the first class deluxe seat, but using the cooler seat, it's easier to go from sitting to standing on the Versa. Plus you can just use a SUP paddle, even when sitting down(recommend adjustable length model)...no need for a double-bladed kayak paddle. Bonus!:cool: [ATTACH=CONFIG]4309[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]4310[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]4311[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]4312[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]4313[/ATTACH]

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