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Considering an icebox conversion for my cal 34. I'm interested in some opinions on brands and power consumption.
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This fella knows all and tells all. Start with his site, read his books

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I have an Adler Barbour that is a spill over system (it's a freezer really) with a pretty large freezer and frig. I keep the freezer about 20 degrees F and the frig about 35 degrees and on average it uses 60AH/day based on solar panel log during the week.

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Keel coolers (Frigoboat or Isotherm SP) are the most electrically efficient you're going to find. Quieter (no sea water pump) and lower maintenance.

I agree that Richard Kollman has expertise and shares it that is hard to match.

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We use a Domatic cooler/freezer. It is 12/24Volts DC or 110Volts AC. We run it on DC on the boat as a cooler with the temperature set at 1 degree C (Appx 34 degres F).
LOVE IT! Uses very little power and is almost silent.
At home in our northern winters we set it to -17 degrees C ( Appx. 2 degres F) and use it as a second deepfreeze on 110Volts AC. Have had it two years with no problems.

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Re: Cold beer a Must

We have one of these, for day use it might work. Does exactly as is says, holds at 40 degrees, or a bit more, less than the outside air. Draws about 5 amps, IIRC. Pre chill with the 110 volt converter at home, plug it in to the car while driving to the boat and you are good to go.

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Good English beer is good without refrigeration...maybe easier and more cost effective and less of a headache to switch beers than to add a reefer.
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Take one can of beer put can into sock dip sock in water hang sock under boom,half an hour cold beer.
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Take one can of beer put can into sock dip sock in water hang sock under boom,half an hour cold beer.

I'd need 24 socks.


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I'd need 24 socks.

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