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Old 22-01-2013, 10:45   #16
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Re: Refrigerator Air Cooled vs Water Cooled

Add one more fan of the keel cooler...............energy efficient and extremely quiet....what more can you ask for?
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:58   #17
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You may want to spend some time on this fellow forumite's website. He has some great tips.
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Old 22-01-2013, 12:50   #18
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Re: Refrigerator Air Cooled vs Water Cooled

I had a water-cooled system on my last boat and hated it. It's a nightmare for liveaboards. At one point I had a colony of mussels growing in the intake line. And we once had a minnow jam the pump. Even when the system worked well, it was noisy. In fact, there were many times when the pump woke me up in the middle of the night.

The present boat is air-cooled, and it's fine. It struggles a bit in real hot temperatures, but given the options.....
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Old 22-01-2013, 13:07   #19
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Re: Refrigerator Air Cooled vs Water Cooled

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I have to agree with Rebal heart, I installed an Engal under the counter unit and I love it, it uses around an amp/hour, it is very well insulated, simple to use,(just drop it in, and conect ground and power) I use this unit as a deep freeze.
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Is that a MB40 drop-in that you have?
This is what I am thinking of getting, maybe two, one for freeze, one for fridge.

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Old 22-01-2013, 14:05   #20
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Isotherm sp water cooling with not pump.
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Old 22-01-2013, 14:19   #21
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Is that a MB40 drop-in that you have?
This is what I am thinking of getting, maybe two, one for freeze, one for fridge.

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Yes, that is the unit, works great, not huge inside but not tinny ether. On the web site they give dimentions. I had to move the compressor slightly to make it work. I also made a small vent hole for the cooling motor, but can't honestly say I needed to.
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Re: Refrigerator Air Cooled vs Water Cooled

Frigoboat keel cooled with the ECOnomy control. I've fitted this system in 2 different boats. It works.
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