Loc: mineral wells, tx
I recently bought a 2004 TR196. I noticed that the ice chest compartment does not have a drain hole. What have y'all done to get them to drain? I was thinking about drilling a small hole in the bottom. Any help would be appreciated.
On my Nitro the ice chest is behind the passenger seat with no drain. I drilled a hole in the inside rear corner of the bottom of the chest and installed a livewell drain fitting so it drains to the sump. I can put the plug in and use the compartment for dry storage also.
There is really no insulation around my ice chest so I found a soft ice chest with a rigid insert that just fits inside the boat ice chest and it keeps cool much better!
My 01 Tr 186 has a drain and rubber plug. Used it once when first bought the boat new an hour and a half drive to the lake and all of the ice melted it became another tackle storage box and we carry a soft ice bag stashed under the passenger console that ice lasts all day.