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Re: Refrigeration-Frigoboat Keel Cooled vs. others?
I ended up installing an Isotherm unit with a BD 50 compressor used in a 7 cu/ft box. Easy to install. I'very had it for about 2 months now and just returned from 18 day sail and found it to work very well. I like that I could attach a simple dryer hose to the fan and route it low in the bilge so it's pulling cool air from the bottom of the boat while the heat escapes through a vented door in the galley. I paid about $800 during a Defender sale. The standard thermostat is nothing more than a dial, I may upgrade that part at some point but for now it's fine...keeps beer cold and ice cream frozen.
I wanted to go with the Sea Frost but just couldn't stomach the $2,000+ for one. If we were full time cruisers or live aboard we probably would have chose something else, like the Sea Frost or Fridgaboat.
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