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

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-24-2012
floridajaxsailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ft Myers, FL
Posts: 190
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
floridajaxsailor is on a distinguished road
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


take care
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 10-24-2012
chucklesR's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,978
Thanks: 10
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 10
chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough
Re: ice box conversion kits-best of 2012- under $1000

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.
__________________
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 10-24-2012
deniseO30's Avatar
Move over Joan Rivers!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,145
Thanks: 52
Thanked 89 Times in 79 Posts
Rep Power: 9
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
Re: ice box conversion kits-best of 2012- under $1000

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.
floridajaxsailor likes this.
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

my current "project"!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 10-24-2012
floridajaxsailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ft Myers, FL
Posts: 190
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
floridajaxsailor is on a distinguished road
thanks

Den
stellar
Tips much appreciated- when we can help each other avoid expensive mistakes during installs

An obvious development has hit me...
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!

take care
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 10-24-2012
floridajaxsailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ft Myers, FL
Posts: 190
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
floridajaxsailor is on a distinguished road
Re: ice box conversion kits-best of 2012- under $1000

Amazon.com: 43 Qt Portable Compact Refrigerator Freezer - EdgeStar: Kitchen & Dining Amazon.com: 43 Qt Portable Compact Refrigerator Freezer - EdgeStar: Kitchen & Dining



anyone tried this unit?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 10-24-2012
SchockT's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,425
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 3
SchockT is on a distinguished road
Re: ice box conversion kits-best of 2012- under $1000

Quote:
Originally Posted by floridajaxsailor View Post
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!
__________________
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig
Hull#101
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 10-25-2012
floridajaxsailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ft Myers, FL
Posts: 190
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
floridajaxsailor is on a distinguished road
Re: ice box conversion kits-best of 2012- under $1000

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

I just said today- I need another closet on board for clothes & guitars
never enough room...

-JD
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 10-25-2012
Capnblu's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Squamish
Posts: 659
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Capnblu is on a distinguished road
Re: ice box conversion kits-best of 2012- under $1000

I like the looks of the Engel design. and it's $999.
__________________
Why, why, why?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

I Don't Know! I Don't Know!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 10-26-2012
rikhall's Avatar
old guy :)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Posts: 1,028
Thanks: 12
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 7
rikhall will become famous soon enough
Re: ice box conversion kits-best of 2012- under $1000

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.

(I have nothing to do with Novakool)

Rik
__________________
Irwin Citation 34
Mystery
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 10-26-2012
SchockT's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,425
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 3
SchockT is on a distinguished road
Re: ice box conversion kits-best of 2012- under $1000

Quote:
Originally Posted by rikhall View Post
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.



(I have nothing to do with Novakool)

Rik
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.
rikhall likes this.
__________________
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig
Hull#101
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Importing kits Armchairsailor2 Pacific Northwest & Alaska 4 05-15-2012 09:48 AM
Tool kits puntadeleste General Discussion (sailing related) 13 01-28-2012 07:45 AM
Plastic kits? kilarney Sailboat Design and Construction 2 10-14-2010 11:08 AM
First Aid Kits Gary1 Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12 07-23-2008 09:33 PM
Dinghy Kits AA3NK General Discussion (sailing related) 3 04-12-2007 11:33 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:41 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.