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Engel 27 or 35

We are thinking of buying either an Engel 27 or 35 unit...one is 22 quart and the other 34 (I think)

For a couple only boating 3 or 4 days at a time, or a week, what would your suggestion be?

We had a 40 quart Coleman Cooler that ran on AC/DC and it was way too big for us. But, the Engel 35 is only about $20 more than the 27. So....

Oh, we are going to use our built in ice box do actually fill with ice and our drinks...water, beer, juices, milk.

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Re: Engel 27 or 35

I'd go with the biggest one you can store AND provide power for.
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Re: Engel 27 or 35

Thanks, chucklesR, that is my point of view. The dimensions are not that different considering you get 12 more quarts for only $28 extra.

We are currently on shore power, can move the unit to DC when we leave the dock, plus, next year we are looking into adding some solar power.
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Re: Engel 27 or 35

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We are thinking of buying either an Engel 27 or 35 unit...one is 22 quart and the other 34 (I think)
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We had a 40 quart Coleman Cooler that ran on AC/DC and it was way too big for us.
You realize the Engel 34 quart is only 15% smaller than the 40 quart Coleman? 15% isn't much of a reduction from something that was way too big. Either you would be better off with the 22 quart (almost 50% smaller) or you meant the Coleman was -too big- rather than -way too big- or we just differ in opinion and to you a 15% reduction in volume is a very big reduction. More food for thought.
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Re: Engel 27 or 35

Neosec - that is something we have been pondering on. While the 40 qt was way-too-big, we ultimately feel that the 22 qt, at almost a 50% reduction, would be way-too-small.

I think if the 35 is a bit bigger than we need for food storage, we will start using it for our drinks as well and then start using our ice box for dry storage.

Thanks for the insight.
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