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Old 17-07-2010, 05:03   #16
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I think what you are looking for would be called a "job". However, I don't think you should look for anything involving math skills.

$4 X 5 Minutes = $48 per hour

Normal work day of 8 hours = $384
Half day (12 hours) = $576

Hm.. You're right, I really amd quite crap at Maths. So what I will do is employ you to be my accountant, and I'll give you $500/month (enough to cruise on), leaving me with $5000 a month (also enough to cruise on).
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Old 17-07-2010, 06:01   #17
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Union job 1/2 hr break in morning & evening,1hr lunch.Need to outsource to reach max. capacity.marc
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Old 18-07-2010, 19:09   #18
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Tell me how many ounces of ice and I'll tell you the minimum energy required.

My fridge makes (unwanted) ice. Never occurred to me to put it in the Sundowner.

On this subject: Old school aluminum ice trays make ice really fast when set on the evaporator. Bozo modern plastic ones not so much. Anyone seen aluminum ice trays for sale?
OK, 2 ounces... I guess thats about 4 cubes...it does not have to be fancy.... just make them with the least current draw in a shortish time.

The idea of aluminium trays set on the evaporator sounds interesting if you have a fridge (as in a way you get something for nothing as it would be in a place that takes no space from something else) I would guess that the aluminium tray would have to be small and shallow, is that right?
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With the absolute best refrigeration practical it requires .15A-h to make an ounce of ice. Estimate small refrigeration systems are only half as good as big commercial ones, so figure 0.6 Ampere-hour to make your 2 ounces of ice. Seems worth it.

I think making them in the regular fridge box is best. But for a dedicated unit just buy the smallest marine unit, make a little box with aluminum trays, it should make ice in a few minutes.
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The ice trays listed here are what I have. They came with the refrigeration system and seem to work well.
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The ice trays listed here are what I have. They came with the refrigeration system and seem to work well.
Perfect! And vertical! Excellent! I just ordered 2. Not cheap though, wow!
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We've had this dream, too, especially after being on a friend's boat which had a commercial-type ice maker on board. In hot weather. Obviously a bit bigger than our boat.

But I'm afraid we're overloaded with appliances and cr*p as it is, so the "highly efficient icemaker" will continue to be my own two hands. Keep four trays freezing at all times and periodically dump them out into a plastic container. Slight hassle but works ok with our separate top-loading freezer.
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