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Seconding the make it yourself idea, we do and it works a treat, but obviously that is bugger all use to a live aboard unless.....you can do a deal with a bag ice seller.
Our marina used to have its own ice maker and I'd slip them a few bucks now and then to leave a tub of water in their freezer. Nice solution though its amazing how long a tub of water takes to freeze.
Nowadays, not being liveaboard, we make it ourselves at home. Usually good for the first week. We have a fridge and an icebox but we also put a block into the fridge. Makes quite a difference to power consumption.
Only negative with commercially made block ice is that its really a bit too big a block for most boat fridges. Home made the blocks are somewhat more conveniently sized.
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