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Refrigeration

Reviewing refrigeration systems that aren't an arm and leg. Someone mentioned Sea Frost.

Looking for any opinions.

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It would help if you gave a bit more information regarding what kind of refrigeration system you're looking for as well as the specifics of the boat and engine you're looking to install them on. More information, rather than less will get you better answers.

Are you looking for a 12 VDC based system, an engine powered system or a 110 VAC system?

Are you looking for an integrated unit, or one that you can install in an existing icebox?

Are you looking for a water cooled or air cooled unit?

I would also recommend you read the POST in my signature, since it would probably help you.
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winetheif...I had a big seafrost myself and also did a couple of installations on basic ones. I think they make a very good product and are most helpful in designing something and working with you if your application is a bit funky.
They are not the very cheapest...but they do have good basic models.
As the Dawg says...more about what you want to do...how big a box...how much room for the install...full time or part time use...cruising waters etc. would be useful in making a recommendation.
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In my experience stay away from engine driven compressor versions, they give too much trouble, use a DC system based around the Danfoss compressor and then focus on building a DC system to support the fridge usage requirements

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I have this model of Frig-o-boat. Have not had a problem in 10 years.Coastal Climate Control: Capri 50-AEO

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that sounds kind of fruity to me... don't you mean Frigo-boat???
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that sounds kind of fruity to me... don't you mean Frigo-boat???
Ya, I got one of those also
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Specs

12V system
existing boxes (currently have an old Glacier Bay)
water cooled, through hull already in place

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It would help if you gave a bit more information regarding what kind of refrigeration system you're looking for as well as the specifics of the boat and engine you're looking to install them on. More information, rather than less will get you better answers.

Are you looking for a 12 VDC based system, an engine powered system or a 110 VAC system?

Are you looking for an integrated unit, or one that you can install in an existing icebox?

Are you looking for a water cooled or air cooled unit?

I would also recommend you read the POST in my signature, since it would probably help you.
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Just curious, what is wrong with the existing Glacier Bay system?
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You have multiple boxes? Then you ain't getting a cheap system.
Suggest the BD/XP with water cooled option and plates is gonna be good for a two box system....unless you have a REALLY big battery bank (like 800+ amp hours). Then you might consider the 1/2 horsepower model that only runs a couple of hours a day...but draws 40 amps. Works great...but expensive.
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