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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 12,674
Posted By RLK
Repair Or Replace Your 12 Volt Refrigeration?

The pleasure boat refrigeration industry today is following marine industry down the drain. We have seen refrigerator companies like Grunert, Crosby, Adler Barbour, WAECO acquired by Demitic....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,864
Posted By RLK
CU 200 low refrigerant

Troubleshooting is very simple on that unit, normal failure of compressor not running reasons will be defined by number of red LED flashes on 200 Stainless steel panel. This is the same way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 5,299
Posted By RLK
refrigeration

Steve, the key to using the existing 110 volt system holding plate coil for a small 12 volt system will again be the tubing size inside the plate and not the compressor tubing size.
If the plate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 5,299
Posted By RLK
refrigeration

Steve, Fleming refrigeration systems are excellent systems. The addition of a 110 volt dual system was sometimes called a shore power system, unless the boat was equipped with a generator.

As to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 5,299
Posted By RLK
refrigeration

Jack, it is unusual to find anyone who has lived aboard with a water cooled Danfoss BD condensing unit that likes it. You are right there are no simple black and white answers about selection ice box...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 5,299
Posted By RLK
refrigeration

Jack, I know I wont Change your mind and I am sure you believe what you say but I would like to point out a few things regarding boat ice box conversion units. After building several hundred...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 5,299
Posted By RLK
refrigeration

Jack I would like to know why you believe a holding plate is more efficient on these small systems. You said, I''m convinced that a good value holding plate system is far more efficient to live...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By RLK
Frostmate

What is your problem? Describe in detail.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,256
Posted By RLK
Marine refrigeration

Are you sure that the compressor is not running it is sometimes hard to tell?
The fuses and circuit breakers are ok if the fan runs. There are some models of the AB that use a relay and a seperate...
Forum: Diesel   06-11-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 5,244
Posted By RLK
Balmar Alternator Eating Belts

I have a the same Balmar on my 3GM30 Yanmar and no belt problems as long as I set the alternator output to keep the amperage at or below 80 amps, and even then it will kill the engine at idle. I use...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-09-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 4,872
Posted By RLK
322 O''''Day to Bahamas

Planning is the key to crossing to the Bahamas. I have a web site for the first time cruiser at http://members.tripod.com/capkool

From the author of four books on boat refrigeration....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 3,870
Posted By RLK
alcohol stove

If there is pressure in the tank and no alcohol flow to the burners the flash back valve is stuck closed. This valve is basicly a check valve to prevent reverse flow or an explosion. These valves...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2003
Replies: 1
  Abaco
Views: 595
Posted By RLK
Abaco

You can find all the Abacos links on my guide for the first time cruiser to the Bahamas. http://members.tripod.com/capkool
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