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For those who have ever floated down a river on a inner tube and dreamed of draft beer & good tunes. Carbon Fiber-Draft Beer Dispensing-Stereo Cooler Beverage Capacity: ...
Outer shell constructed of 2X Owens Corning Foamular 3/4 in. (r-4) Tongue and Groove Insulating Sheathing. 3-M 77 Spray Adhesive and sheet rock screws used to hold pieces ...
Dividing wall (1.5 in.) and backing for wheel well added.
Styrofoam block inserted to fill dead space and provide level base for battery. Note: I added 3/8" wood spacer between styrofoam insert and outer walls. logic being that ...
Added outside wall for electronics compartment.
After sealing joints, cracks, and holes, a simple primer coat was added. Thinking it was a good idea, I added dry wall corner molding to help give more rounded effect. Note: ...
After sanding and floating corners, an additional 1.5 in. of r-4 board was added to accommodate the (4) 6.5" marine speakers. Note: Cut a wire channel between layers for speaker ...
Once again float, sand, prime.
Apply Carbon Fiber
After trimming and sanding, a top base was added. Note to self: Measure keg height prior to constructiuon.
Carbon Fiber applied to top cap.
Another layer of carbon fiber.
After sanding and trimming, a layer of resin was generously applied. Note: Retaining the carbon fiber look was never my intention, rather I wanted a smooth white finish. The ...
Satisfied that all voids and cracks were addressed, everything was once again sanded smooth. Afterwards, cut outs were made for stereo head unit, 12v socket adapter (for charging ...
Decided to add a recessed beer spigot. Note: As mentioned earlier, moving the spigot up an inch or two would have given needed clearence.
Constructed and primed compartment doors. Cooler side (shown): Layer of 3/16 plexiglass and two recessed layers of 3/4" r-4 board Electronics side: Layer of 3/16 plexiglass and one ...
First layer of carbon fiber on compartment doors. After resin cured, excess was trimmed, sanded, and second over-lapping layer of carbon fiber applied.
Tires: 8" Non-Marring Rubber Tire http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-non-marring-rubber-tire-47638.html Axle: 5/8" SS tubing (local scrap yard) captured with on each side w/ removable pin. Simple 1/4" thick rubber wear gaskets inserted between ...
Couple coats of marine paint.
Mount speakers and run wiring. 12v cigarette lighter socket installed. Note: 1/2" thick gasket was added to each speacker to provide adequate clearance. Yep... measure twice, cut once.
View of installed speakers and 12v cigarette lighter socket.
Install compartment doors and hindges.
Install beer spigot and compartment door latches.
Add vent covers to electronics compartment door.
Electronics Dual USB SD (60 watts x 4 channel) Stereo http://www.dualav.com/marineaudio/mcp100.php 23 amp hr. deep cycle battery (Academy) Note: Will replace this with a gel battery some time ...
2 Gallon Stainless Keg (eBay) 12oz Paintball CO2 Bottle (Academy) Regulator (eBay)
Ready for ice.
Handles- Attwood® Stern Handles 2-Pack http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_12527_-1?Ntt=handles&Ntk=All Electronics Compartment Drain Plug: http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_12440_-1?Ntt=drain+plug&Ntk=All Dual USB SD (60 watts x 4 channel) Stereo http://www.dualav.com/marineaudio/mcp100.php
Resting on sandbar after third successful trip.
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