Insulated kill tank

Just wondering if anyone has an insulated kill tank on their boat. I have a new Genesis 6.3m Islander with approx 200L kill tank and I am about to get it done but now have cold feet. 

Dirty water from the deck and walk around generally collects in there and I'm not sure how effective or practical it will be. Clearly I'd need to get some nice sealing around the edges but still not sure.
Anyone had it done.

Opinions good bad or otherwise?

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 Watching with interest as

Thu, 2023-04-13 05:32

 

 Watching with interest as they start mine very soon and have thoughts of having that insulated aswell.Are you having a skin put in there and foam fill between?

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 I tried it years ago. Got it

Thu, 2023-04-13 05:53

 I tried it years ago. Got it glassed in. Never really worked. It didn't have the greatest seal on the lid. Didn't keep ice for very long and as you said all the crap from the deck ends up in it. I ended up converting it into a second fuel tank. Maybe a insulated bag inside it would work, like the mad fish bags.

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 I've tried to get a custom

Thu, 2023-04-13 06:19

 I've tried to get a custom fish bag made for mine without any joy. 

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 I have kill tanks in the

Thu, 2023-04-13 06:39

 I have kill tanks in the floor of mine and best thing I've ever done. Keeps the deck clear, mine's not insulated but I just freeze up 2L water bottles and that does the job for the day, with fresh sea water in there too. 

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Normally I would 1/3 ish fill

Thu, 2023-04-13 07:23

Normally I would 1/3 ish fill the kill tank in my barcrusher and use it for a quick brain spike and bleed to keep the deck clear if we were onto a patch of fish that I could process once things quietened down. Never entertained the idea of insulating the kill tank for any other purposes as I would always use the deck wash and any water would enter the tank and contaminate anything I guess. Once the insulated bags came out I would fill the bag with with ice and store the fish in the bag in the kill tank, this eliminated the need for a big esky and enabled me to switch over to using an engel up the front in the cabin.
Quick tip - always put the bung in on the kill tank, your boat can fill up pretty quickly lol

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 Which bag are you using? I

Thu, 2023-04-13 08:24

 Which bag are you using? I can't seem to find one that fits in the kill tank whilst allowing the lid/boat floor to close snuggly. I currently use a medium madfish bag that fits nicely in the centre of the cabin... although I've often considered placing an engel there.

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custom bags

Thu, 2023-04-13 10:38

Try Cam Druitt in Innaloo.

 

He makes all sorts of custom dive & fishing bags.

 

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 Pretty much answers my

Thu, 2023-04-13 07:58

 Pretty much answers my questions. Cheers men

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Hey Selthy, I had a special

Thu, 2023-04-13 08:48

Hey Selthy, I had a special size bag made up for me by a bloke in Wangarra, forgotten his name sorry, he does alot of boating gear, very similar to the madfish bags when they first came out.

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 Cheers

Fri, 2023-04-14 08:24

 Cheers

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 Maybe try asking a poly

Fri, 2023-04-14 09:06

 Maybe try asking a poly welder to make up one that just drops in and lifts out?

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 Maybe try asking a poly

Fri, 2023-04-14 09:06

 Maybe try asking a poly welder to make up one that just drops in and lifts out?

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 Thanks for the replies,

Sat, 2023-04-15 09:21

 Thanks for the replies, pretty much confirms my thoughts. Looking at fish bags now, considering Madfish or Logix 

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Give it a go

Sun, 2023-04-16 05:59


 Foam that is as deep as the floor supports for the top section with a fiberglass skin ( make the skin on a waxed piece of painted mfd, cut to size and sikaflex it on ). For the sides and bottom go 40mm foam with a 5mm Fibreglass skin all glassed in situ. Add a recess for a drain bung on the inside using a push in rubber bung that uses your existing drain. It should take you a weekend and $250 to do it.  

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