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Anyone have a good technique for securing a yeti bucket to the platform without having a special spot for it welded in to the platform? I’m not using it as much for an anchor set up, more so for more storage/ trash. Thinking I can probably figure out a strap set up of some kind!

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Don’t let it fall off the back full of trash…

I’m confused what people bring on board that creates so much trash that they need a trash bag for every trip
You're not married are you?

The last time I took the wife and neighbors (3 kids included) out on my boat to the lighthouse and sandbar... they apparently thought my livewell was the trashcan, which I didn't discover until back at the house.
 

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I know this is total overkill but for trash I use the Sea Sucker trash adaptor on the bottom of one of my hatches with a mesh bag. Works great. Open the hatch and its easy to throw all the empty beer cans in there ;) :p

If you want I can post a pic when I get home. I usually keep the bucket in the cockpit when I go out with it but I imagine some straps and or bungees should work on the platform. The yeti bucket already has a nonslip base so should help if its properly secured.


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The age old question arises…. What’s a sandbar
Ok ok, I’m just gonna say this right Langdon, if that hells bay doesn’t make it to a sandbar every once in a while for a few beers and some music, then you need to come visit down here in FL this summer. No one, and I repeat NO ONE, is too good for a sandbar hang.
 

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this is a little off topic but for those of you that use your yeti bucket to store an anchor what anchor are you using that fits in the bucket?
Claw Anchor I bought from west marine. Shoot me a DM and I'll try to remember to grab a picture of it pretty sure I use the 4 pound version. It digs in the sand and I keep 100' of rope+a 4 foot chain rode. It doesn't take much anchor to hold a skiff in place on some sand. I have the extra rope mostly for if I ever get stuck while offshore when I poke around looking for grouper.
 

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No time for hanging out on a sand bar…we fishin’ ole son.
While I would rather be fishin too, sometimes you gotta pay the dues.

I gotta say the sandbars around here (Miami) are not your average sandbars though. I'd get a pic of the neighbor's wife but if I got caught, I'd get stuffed in the livewell with the trash.
 

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While I would rather be fishin too, sometimes you gotta pay the dues.

I gotta say the sandbars around here (Miami) are not your average sandbars though. I'd get a pic of the neighbor's wife but if I got caught, I'd get stuffed in the livewell with the trash.
One woman is enough to keep up with!
 

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Anyone have a good technique for securing a yeti bucket to the platform without having a special spot for it welded in to the platform? I’m not using it as much for an anchor set up, more so for more storage/ trash. Thinking I can probably figure out a strap set up of some kind!

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as w/ everything labeled YETI these buckets come w/ molded in tie/strap down points located on the rim that holds the handle

4 of them run thru the horizontal top edge

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2 reinforced holes are located under the handle pivot point

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said holes are slots that accept the official YETI Tie Down Kit

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or you can simply use 1" nylon strappage w/ a life jacket buckle thru the slots and around the tower poles or down thru a pair SS battery hold downs

pick up the next orange/Mae West life jacket you see on the side of the road and cob the strap(s) from it

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I use the above to strap it to the side of the platform.

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And I put this on top when needed.

During marsh hen season I put ice in the bucket and add the "slit top". Makes it easy to drop birds into it. I don't mind adding fish to my drink cooler, but hate feathers everywhere.
 
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