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06-01-2011, 10:08 PM
I bought a 99 prostar 190 and there is a compartment in the floor between thevdrivers and passenger seat....seems like it was put there with intent, but I just can't figure out why... Is this foe something specific? Thanks!

06-01-2011, 10:09 PM
Ski locker... Picture would verify...

06-01-2011, 10:12 PM
In my' 98 PS 190 it its a cooler for your drinks. There is a drain plug in the bottom that keeps the bilge water out but lets you drain any melted ice water at the end of the day.

DJ 50
06-01-2011, 10:15 PM
Do the 190's have a ski locker in the floor? I know my new 197 doesn't. It has a small camparment for things like wet gloves in the floor though.

06-01-2011, 10:31 PM
It's a cooler. Add ice and your favorite beverages.

06-01-2011, 11:05 PM
For beer only.

Hoosier Bob
06-01-2011, 11:11 PM
That's for your empties! Mine is usually full and stinks to high heaven!;)

06-02-2011, 09:07 AM
Mini cooler! Although as DJ50 stated a perfect place to store wet items such as ski gloves....

06-02-2011, 01:14 PM
Thanks Guys, kinda what I thought.

06-02-2011, 01:41 PM
Thanks Guys, kinda what I thought.

my 2cents:

keep the cooler plug installed whenever you are on the water, and don't open the plug until you drain the engine compartment.... otherwise any oil/grease that's floating in your engine compartment will flow up into the cooler and get it all nasty... Nothing worse than a greasy beer can, getting fingers greasy, getting throttle & steering wheel greasy.....

been there, done that.

east tx skier
06-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Ski locker... Picture would verify...

The 99 205s had a ski locker there. Since it's a 190, I think it's a cooler.

Given the location, I've never found it to be a very good one. Heat from the engine melts the ice pretty fast.

06-02-2011, 02:52 PM
I use mine for the empties/trash, tried to use it as a cooler one time and Eastie is right, melts the ice. Thought about lining it with insulation, but never did. I just put a cooler behind the driver's seat, and tie it to the ski pylon to keep it from moving.