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Just a tip, what ever you end up buying per the suggestions of earlier experts...don't overlook the value of increasing the insulation. Better still, since you are in the throws...redo the whole ice box properly and then install the new unit. "This Old Boat" by Don Casey ..is a great reference..there are many other too.
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Just a tip, what ever you end up buying per the suggestions of earlier experts...don't overlook the value of increasing the insulation. Better still, since you are in the throws...redo the whole ice box properly and then install the new unit. "This Old Boat" by Don Casey ..is a great reference..there are many other too.
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Great advice and I did read that article. The ice box on the 33O/I is a nice Fiberglass molded structure firmly bolted to the underside of the countertop. It is insulated on the outside with almost 2" of foam. It is on the extreme port side and I plan on using 2" rigid foam to completely block that area off from the engine compartment. On the inside of the box, I was thinking about lining that with something (mylar bubble sheets in the least) to help on the inside. I was planning on putting in a new drain with a ball valve to help keep the cold in and drain as needed.

I was on a Cabo Rico 38 long ago and the guy that owned that boat had some crazy nasa type insulation. It was some kind of foam with the metallic mylar on the outside. have any of you seen that stuff? I remember he said it worked very well and though it would me more expensive than the 3 automotive sun shades I will more than likely get, It sounds like it would be good stuff to get.

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