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Good Ideas... How To Repair Any Marine Cooler Cheap Fix

Discussion in 'How to Section… DIY (Do It Yourself)' started by Nautical Gator, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    How to repair any marine cooler cheap fix

  2. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    OK so my cooler hinge split when going offshore on Thursday, so I tied the lid down so it did not blow away during transporting the boat.

    I decided to do a quick FREE marine cooler hinge fix.

    I used a antifreeze container


    Traced the hinge with a marker


    cut out the plastic


    screwed back into the cooler


    cooler is now fixed and working



    I also had another cooler hinge that I used some two part epoxy on.


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  3. Shrimp Gritter

    Shrimp Gritter Seaman apprentice

    I agree, being a mender when you can makes more "cents" than being an automatic spender. lol
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  4. Rich M

    Rich M Carpenter

    The plastic idea is great - can see the genius in the flexible plastic repairs and can see a ton of uses in that regard.
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  5. mak

    mak Mate

    Good idea. Will come in handy. Thanks
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  6. Love2Fish

    Love2Fish Petty Officer

    Nicely done! Way to take trash and make it useful.
  7. Great idea. No more ordering hinges online for me.
    Did you have to up the screw size?
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  8. seadawg

    seadawg Treasure Hunter

    Another plastic that works very well is the strip door plastic strips. I used to get some scraps from work (when they replaced the dirty strips with new ones) and make cooler hinges from it.
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  9. Troy

    Troy Pirate

    That’s an awesome video. I have used old fire hose in the past to fix mine. He is right about the retaining piece of nylon because I did not do that and the lid flops all the way back and it get so annoying
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  10. Dave rivera

    Dave rivera Master Gunner

    Nice DIY tip, Sam...
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  11. 311sarge

    311sarge Powder Monkey

    Good tip. I’ve used old rubber from inner tube as well. Always a way to fix something if you put your mind to it.

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