View Full Version : Ballast in cooler box 96 205?????

05-12-2007, 10:57 AM

I have a 96 205. As Im sure you all know this boats dont have a ski locker instead they have an "cooler box" for beers etc.

Does anybody know the internal measurements / capacity of the cooler box as I would like to try and find a ballast bag to fit in it.


05-14-2007, 01:43 PM
I had a 96 205 and that cooler box was one of my favorite things about that boat. A word to the wise, you would be better off using it as a cooler and investing in ballast bags for the sides of the motor, one in the back under the sun deck/seat, and a bag in the bow walkway. The volume of that box is small and unless you fill it with something heavy like lead it is better served as a cooler. I once left ice and beer in that cooler for three days (a hot three days in June in Texas) and it stayed cold the whole time. I wish I could buy a portable cooler that would do that.