Our boat came with inoperative engine
. Since I don't have time to mess with it this, our first season with the boat, I went another direction.
Coleman makes, or at least made, a small Stirling Engine
cooler, that originally retailed for over $600. We picked one up for $350 shipped, and it works well. Fridge or freezer
. The box is only .9cuFt, but draws less than an amp in steady state usage, 4 amps max, according to accounts I have read. It is well built, makes a bit of noise
, and the price
It will not freeze four gallons of water
, as the the insulation
is good for this sort of thing, but not enough. I imagine it would keep that 4 gallons frozen, if you put it in that way. Perfect for weekend sailing, bring the stuff cold in the 2.5 hour ride to the boat, and bring back when you don't eat/drink, still cold. It came with an AC brick, so you can pre-cool it at home.
I'll report back at the end of the season on the unit.