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Old 17-10-2010, 10:12   #1
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Portable Icemakers

Does anyone on this forum have experience with portable ice makers and/or portable freezers such as the Cool Freeze models sold by Defender? I am particularly concerned with the power usage. I have increased the battery capacity on my Freedom 32' to 620 amps (420 on the house and 200 on the windlass which can all be tied together and with the start battery) and intend to put in an 80-amp alternator before my 3-month trip to the Exumas in January and wonder if this would be sufficient to power a portable icemaker if I ran the engine 2-3 hours daily. Any help would be appreciated and you can email me directly: papabenn :at: yahoo :dot: com

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Old 17-10-2010, 14:33   #3
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Don't remember the brand, but the one we bought from Home Depot works fantastic. Wouldn't go anywhere without it. Makes about 20 lbs per day. Enough ice that I've cranked up the ice cream maker. Can't beat boat made ice cream, especially coconut....
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Papaben, are you just talking about 12 volt systems? (If there is such a thing as a handy little 12Volt icemaker, then I would be interested too.)
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Papaben, are you just talking about 12 volt systems? (If there is such a thing as a handy little 12Volt icemaker, then I would be interested too.)
small engle with ice cube trays :-)
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Don't remember the brand, but the one we bought from Home Depot works fantastic. Wouldn't go anywhere without it. Makes about 20 lbs per day. Enough ice that I've cranked up the ice cream maker. Can't beat boat made ice cream, especially coconut....
What is the brand and model?

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Don't remember the brand, but it's a counter top, maybe 14x14 inch base. Makes ice quickly.
What's nice is don't need ice, turn it off, get thirsty turn it on and in about 10 minutes, you'll have a glass full. I'll try to get to Home Depot and get name and model. Boat is about 3 hours away...
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Don't remember the brand, but it's a counter top, maybe 14x14 inch base. Makes ice quickly.
What's nice is don't need ice, turn it off, get thirsty turn it on and in about 10 minutes, you'll have a glass full. I'll try to get to Home Depot and get name and model. Boat is about 3 hours away...
Thank you. We'll take a look.

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