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Wire baskets for ice boxes

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Ice boxes in boats are random sizes. Anyone know of a source for odd or custom size wire baskets? I'm building an ice box into my boat. A hanging wire basket for dry goods would be easier than building a shelf into the ice box. And it would be movable. And not take up as much valuable space that can be used for beer. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The new boat manufacturers have to get these from somewhere.

Thanks!

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I had the same issues and ended up buying plastic baskets, not custom but come in a lot of sizes, never rust, and are lightweight. Chains like Storables and the Container Store have them.

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A small hole saw broadens your container horizons quite a bit. 

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Yes, I measured what width I needed and then looked at Storables, Amazon, and other source for small plastic baskets.  The wire basket on my Pearson was completely rusted and I found two plastic baskets at Storables that fit perfectly.  Two small baskets was nicer than one big one, when day sailing I'd just stack them (effectively making one basket) and would slide it back and forth for easier access to deep storage.  For cruising when I needed more capacity I would use both baskets and lift one out if I needed access to deep storage.

I miss having baskets, the Express doesn't have a track for them.  That is something that I'll probably add one day.

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Just picked up two stack-able plastic bins at Target.  Perfect.  Also found a portable 6" x 6"shelf which will keep other items off the bottom of box.  Cheap and functional.

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A relatively cheap way to have a stainless wire basket would be to use a deep fryer basket.  You could even mount a aluminum or stainless piece (old t-track?) up high on the wall of the box to have a removable mount up high, out of the ice.  https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bayou-Classic-9-gal-Fryer-Basket/20405590 As anexample, but lots of sizes available.

An option for vinyl coating would be to find a crabber that is re-dipping his/her pots, (you'd want to be first in the pool) or use https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019QNAG4Q/ref=asc_df_B01GFYA4825301938/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B01GFYA482&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198095900368&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16941921667687556470&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9009824&hvtargid=pla-541554687512&th=1

I use it for making crab pot bait doors for our pots.

 

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