Cooler situation with a 190

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by MrX, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. MrX

    MrX Member

    41
    Aug 20, 2021
    Knoxville, TN
    2022 Custom 190 Lagoon Blue. 250 Merc upgrade, Sound upgrade, LED lighting.
    Merc
    The built in cooler looks nice but a little on the small side.

    Half of these reviewers don't even realize what it is.

    Then there's a space under a completely different door for another actual physical cooler? Is it provided? Won't it slide around?

    Small cooler and lack of USB ports are the only things so far I'm not crazy about. Otherwise, bring it. Should be delivered by spring, I prey lol.

    Am I missing something? I always use 2 bags of ice, or I did on my old boat. Is there enough cooler space for all day and several people?
     
  2. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Active Member

    588
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    The built-in cooler under the aft seat should be big enough for "several people". My issue is that you have to carry everything on board and then the ice melts and drains into the bilge.

    The hatch in the walk-thru contains an Igloo cooler as std equipment. It can be filled in the kitchen and then carried on the boat. Drain it in the grass when you get home. Its also quite big enough. The deck has braces so it won't slide around. The hatch compartment also has enough room for a trash bin for the empties, as well as....trash.

    There is a USB port at the helm which I use for my cellphone. There are other 12v receptacles that will accept a USB port if you need more than 1.
     
  3. MrX

    MrX Member

    41
    Aug 20, 2021
    Knoxville, TN
    2022 Custom 190 Lagoon Blue. 250 Merc upgrade, Sound upgrade, LED lighting.
    Merc
    Great, thank you so much!!! Good to know there's a USB there. I was not aware there are other (multiple) charge ports. I know there's one on the back for tubes and stuff which is quite a clever move, but then I've seen stereo controls there (also clever). I ordered the upgraded 1600 watt stereo and I'm wondering if that's what goes there. I'm not an audiophile lol but I like my music loud and clear. That and I still don't understand the battery situation, I got the dual setup because two batteries are a must on boats...especially this one which will run accessories A LOT. But there's no red switch...it apparently does it all automatically? I'm not sure how I feel about that, or just how it works. I'm used to the red switch where you can run whatever, whenever. Or both together..
     
  4. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Active Member

    588
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    I wasn't aware there was a dual battery option. In fact, its not listed on the build website. Regardless, all my boats are equipped with kickers, and my current 190 has a Sailpro with a genny, so if my battery went down the kicker would get her started in a jiffy.

    You might have to disregard what i said about USB ports, since we don't have the stereo upgrade. Maybe there is a difference in ports, maybe not. I dunno. In our case our stereo was only turned on once to see that it worked. We go boating to get away from the hassles of life and have a quiet afternoon. All that noise is not relaxing.
     
  5. MrX

    MrX Member

    41
    Aug 20, 2021
    Knoxville, TN
    2022 Custom 190 Lagoon Blue. 250 Merc upgrade, Sound upgrade, LED lighting.
    Merc
     
  6. MrX

    MrX Member

    41
    Aug 20, 2021
    Knoxville, TN
    2022 Custom 190 Lagoon Blue. 250 Merc upgrade, Sound upgrade, LED lighting.
    Merc
    I like the peace and quiet too but um yeah I want the 1600W stereo for when it is party/drive time. It wasn’t cheap and I have high hopes. I didn’t want to have to go aftermarket for a good stereo.

    What is a kicker, etc. do you have a length?

    When we were going over options he said it came with one battery. And there was an option on the spec sheet, then at least. Mine are dual with apparently no input from me required which sounds convenient but as of now I just wish it was the red switch…..we’ll see.
     
  7. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Active Member

    588
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    A kicker is a small auxiliary engine. Only necessary if you are a seasoned boater and know what's what.

    The length depends on the bracket you install to mount it, plus your freeboard. My Whaler has a short shaft and my SeaRay has a long. You really need to set it up before you buy the engine.
     
  8. MrX

    MrX Member

    41
    Aug 20, 2021
    Knoxville, TN
    2022 Custom 190 Lagoon Blue. 250 Merc upgrade, Sound upgrade, LED lighting.
    Merc
    I did get some good news—it will be delivered on time or earlier (spring)!

    I can’t wait to see how this Merc 250 performs. I’ve watched clips of 230s with this engine and they are plenty adequate enough. My boat is over a thousand pounds lighter….this thing will be fast.
     
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