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Old 10-07-2011, 13:29   #1
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Ice Makers ?

We own a Pearson 365, wondering how we could have ice for long trips . Not much room for an ice maker. Any ideas?
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Old 10-07-2011, 13:39   #2
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Re: Ice makers?

do you have a fridge?? i found i dont need ice for trips, but i wouldnt mind a cold drink once in a while ...and beer is nicer when cold for trading for fishies....
most places have bag ice for sale, even fuel docks.
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Old 10-07-2011, 13:50   #3
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Re: Ice makers?

Our freezer won't make ice but will keep it. I have had good luck with the fake ice cubes called Cubies, I think. I use them in a drink and them put them in a baggie right on top of the cold plate, they do refreeze. I keep the ginger beer cold so my dark 'n stormy doesn't melt them too quickly, usually good for two drinks, which is all I should be good for too.
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Old 10-07-2011, 15:34   #4
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Re: Ice makers?

We have one of these at home and on the boat, works great,
Magic Chef Portable Ice Maker - Walmart.com

We leave it on until we get about 30-35 lbs. of ice bagged up and in the freezer for backup in case the freezer quits or making fresh ice cream..

Leave it off until needed, turn it on, 10 minutes later a glass full of ice..
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Old 10-07-2011, 16:29   #5
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Re: Ice makers?

We too have a Magic Chef, which is on its third year. It now only makes one size ice because of moisture in the boat affecting its circuitry. The only problem is having sufficient electrical power to run it. If the sun isn't shining brightly, we need to run the generator or be plugged into shore power.
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Our freezer won't make ice but will keep it. I have had good luck with the fake ice cubes called Cubies, I think. I use them in a drink and them put them in a baggie right on top of the cold plate, they do refreeze. I keep the ginger beer cold so my dark 'n stormy doesn't melt them too quickly, usually good for two drinks, which is all I should be good for too.
We too have an ice maker, and it's nice. But more to the point, what's your favorite ginger beer? I'm a huge fan, and I like either Buderims ( a little too sweet, but very sharp) or Cock and Bull (also a little too sweet and not quite as sharp). I drink Moscow Mules with mine. Always looking for one I haven't tried! I add a lot of ginger simple syrup too...
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Re: Ice makers?

Tow a bergie bit around?
http://www.swzonline.nl/swz-archief/...g%20towing.pdf
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Old 10-07-2011, 18:10   #8
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Re: Ice makers?

To a Bermudian, there's only one ginger beer and that's Barritt's. I used to make every house guest carry a case of diet Barritt's home but now it is available in the States but only in bottles, so they still have to carry to stock the boat for the winters away from here. Barritt's claims the diet only last four months, I've drunk it a year later and still like it better than any other.
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To a Bermudian, there's only one ginger beer and that's Barritt's. I used to make every house guest carry a case of diet Barritt's home but now it is available in the States but only in bottles, so they still have to carry to stock the boat for the winters away from here. Barritt's claims the diet only last four months, I've drunk it a year later and still like it better than any other.
Thanks so much, not familiar with that one. I'll be tracking some down. Any pointer's? And have you tried a Moscow Mule? Sorry for thread drift...
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We do have a cold front ice maker, worked well at the house , and for about a month on the boat. It takes about two hours for two cubes now. I know you need to let them settle for a good while before using them, prob too much motion on the water ? I'm gonna take it apart and see what's up. Maybe a different brand as suggested. I'm not impressed with cold front. I do like the plastic cube trick, good one.
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Re: Ice makers?

You could also get the smallest Engel and use ice cube trays. Runs of 12v or AC, quiet, very power efficient, and they last forever. Also big enough for some other frozen food as well.

Downside is they are $600.
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