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ice box conversion kits-best of 2012- under $1000

would be great to get the best 5 kits recommended

the West Marine unit has such mixed reviews NORCOLD Norcolder SCQT-4407 Ice Box Conversion System at West Marine

this appears to be a step up, yet out of stock in many places
Norcold SCQT4408-L Marine Ice Box Conversion Kit for up to 6 CU FT


here is a Defender unit Defender Page Not Found


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For under a grand you might want to keep the ice box and just go with a portable unit. Many of them out there, all quiet good.

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FlaJax I installed the 4407 this summer. Works great. the dual voltage may or many not come in handy. Just be sure to use a few drops of refrigerant oil on the quick connect fittings, and use 2 wrenches to be sure the fixed one doesn't twist the tubing.
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our Gulf Coast boat show is coming next week~ there will be some remarkable deals... just keep purchasing bags of ice for 8 more days!

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http://www.amazon.com/43-Portable-Compact-Refrigerator-Freezer/dp/B0012EGZ9S/ref=sr_1_5?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1351125609&sr=1-5&keywords=12+volt+refrigerator
anyone tried this unit?
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You would have to have a pretty big boat to find a good spot for something like that! There is certainly no chance it would fit on my boat!

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yes it is a beast now I double check dimensions-
ice box conversion seems to be the way to go

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I like the looks of the Engel design. and it's $999.

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I was just quoted for one Novakool T201 and one Novakool RT4 at $910.00 plus taxes.

Two boaters that I met this summer had installed them and spoke very highly of them. It will probably be a winter project for me.

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I was just quoted for one Novakool T201 and one Novakool RT4 at $910.00 plus taxes.

Two boaters that I met this summer had installed them and spoke very highly of them. It will probably be a winter project for me.



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I used to install a lot of Nova Kool systems, and found them to be very good. They use Danfoss compressors just like most other brands. The nice thing is that they are made in Canada, showing that it is possible to pay a decent wage ans still offer a competitive price.
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