Removable compartment trays/liners

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Does anyone know if Grady ever made trays that fit nicely into the rear access /seats openings to get to the batteries . my 226 seafarer openings are 14 1/4 x 9 inch and I think it would make a great area to keep sinkers. etc stowed out of the way, I have searched for plastic bussing trays or part trays through various vendors but have not had any luck finding the correct size. any suggestions would be appreciated.. I was fishing on a friends Angler and it has a similar layout with those trays..
 
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I don't know about the 226 but my 228 has them fitted from factory. Doc on this forum has a 226, ask him if he has them.
 

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My 228 has one. Not sure if it only came with one or the second one was lost?
 

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Brand new one I saw had both sides with them but I haven’t found them online anywhere. Neither of mine have them and I remember using them a lot on a boat I had as a kid.

I keep an eye out to see if I come across any Rubbermaid containers that would work but no luck to date.
 

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For my Coastal Explorer 251, I tried to find an off-the-shelf Tempress “Hatch Liner” that would fit my boat.

I wound up using Amazon to search for a proper sized “dish tub” “dish basin”. The Amazon descriptions (and questions from other customers) were detailed enough that I was able find a dish tub that fit perfectly for my needed dimensions:


This is a commercial restaurant quality product and I got 3 tubs for $20.
 

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Good find. How high is the lip? (in other words, how much clearance under the locker lid does it need for the lid to close?
 

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I didn’t measure the lip height before buying, just figured if that dimension didn’t work it was a simple return or I’ve got 3 bins to organize the garage with.

Here’s a pic from one in my garage ... looks like less than 1/2”.
 

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Yes I looked online I need 9 x 14 nothing so far.
 

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No luck here either with the 9 x 14. I would also like a pair for my 228.
 

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I didn’t even know a drop-in box existed for those openings but thinking about it, it would be a great place for storage. Presently I have a small rubbermaid container in the bottom of my port side for cleaning supplies where the oil tank was removed when I installed the 4 stroke. A drop in supported by the lip for both sides would be great.
 
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I found a tray at Home Depot that works. I did have to trim a bit but works perfectly. I’ll have to get the correct info. They are grey in color.
 

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Rubbermaid 3 gallon roughneck tote works. You will have to do some trimming. I used my dremel and it has worked ou perfectly. I store qts of ringfree etc on one side, and assorted knives, hook pullers, boga grips etc while fishing on the other side. Make this into extremely useful space.
 
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