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Gamma Seal Storage
« on: June 10, 2020, 01:38:46 PM »
Last week I did  job which was overdue.  I added storage to my 2007 boat with the foam block behind the seat.  Tom did something like this some time ago for a customer but I wanted something cheap and easy to do.  I had a 3 gal. bucket with a Gamma Seal lid left over from an old project and installed it into the foam block.  I outlined the bucket with chalk.  Then cut the circle with a long blade in my saber saw.  I followed around the cut with a filet knife to a depth of 11".  Then cut lots of cross hatches in the piece being removed and removed the pieces.  I scraped the bottom of the hole with a scraper to clean it up and drilled a 1/2" vent hole with a spade bit through the bottom out the back of the block.  This hole lets air escape when you put the bucket in.  The top of the bucket sits about 1 1/2" proud of the block.  My seat back leans against it. It took about an hour to do.

The Gamma Seal is great, air and water tight.  Bucket pulls out easily for access and holds tools, parts and first aid kit.  A 5 gal. bucket with gamma seal lid fits perfect in front of the footrest if more dry storage is needed.

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Re: Gamma Seal Storage
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 02:44:51 PM »
Very nice, George, that's a great variation of transforming that into storage. The cooler method I used is handy, and removable, but not water proof like yours. How easy is the lid to remove? I'm not familiar with that lid you mentioned. Great job, thanks for sharing.  \./8
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Re: Gamma Seal Storage
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 08:13:27 AM »
The lid spins off easily and has a soft O-ring seal.  The ring that snaps on the bucket has a seal also.  Whoever invented this lid deserves a lot of credit.

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Re: Gamma Seal Storage
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 08:22:33 AM »
Nice job George. Looking good.

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 08:42:21 AM »
I looked it up, very cool. Going to have to grab a few for some buckets I have around here. \./8
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Re: Gamma Seal Storage
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 07:02:19 PM »
Very nice George, well done.
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