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Old 10-01-2012, 15:12   #1
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Securing the Ice Box Lid

I will have to secure the ice box lid.
The current ice box lid consists of two parts linked with a piano hinge.
Plan:
1. remove current piano hinge;
2. install two piano hinges at the far end of the lid so you create two seperate lids that are fixed to the kitchen top;
3. Install 4 (2 for each lid) Stainless Door Buttons (Boat Stainless Door Button Door Button By Seadog Manufacturer Part #: 221670 by Boat-Superstore.com)

However: all boats I have seen have a 'loose lid' that can be completely removed. So I guess that must have a reason.

Any comments are appreciated!

Thanks!!

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Old 10-01-2012, 16:26   #2
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Re: securing the ice box lid

Our previous boat had a loose lid.
I installed flush hinges so the single lid could open 180 degrees.
Current boat has a front opening box (in the middle of being updated).
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Old 10-01-2012, 16:55   #3
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Re: securing the ice box lid

My beneteau has the hinges in the back with catches to keep them open. Makes loading and unloading easy.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:42   #4
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Re: securing the ice box lid

Just a note about the door button. I bought one to hold down my freezer (different brand), but it has not worked as well because there was actually a spring inside of it that didn't allow me to put max pressure on the lid to hold it down. I had to rig it a bit to make it better but now 100%.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:18   #5
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Re: securing the ice box lid

Did you get the Perko?
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Old 13-01-2012, 04:55   #6
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Re: Securing the Ice Box Lid

I am pretty sure I did. Got the one that defender sells I think.
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Old 13-01-2012, 05:33   #7
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Re: Securing the Ice Box Lid

We epoxied ours shut. Then cut a door in the front of the cabinetry (along with adding a 120-12V freezer unit).
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Re: securing the ice box lid

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Just a note about the door button. I bought one to hold down my freezer (different brand), but it has not worked as well because there was actually a spring inside of it that didn't allow me to put max pressure on the lid to hold it down. I had to rig it a bit to make it better but now 100%.
I bought the door button with the spring, too. Can't use it because it won't apply enough pressure. I'm looking at the door button from the link the OP posted and that looks like it might work.

Our lid is attached with a piano hinge and opens with the assistance of a gas spring. The gas spring is there because the lid is made of butcher block and weighs 20lbs. Having that lid come down on your fingers would be .... unpleasant.
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Re: Securing the Ice Box Lid

Whatever you decide, if you end up with a top-loader, you might wish to put in a gas strut. You can fish out what you want faster with two hands.
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Re: Securing the Ice Box Lid

Our custom made fridge has hinges, and a plastic container that fits exactly into the slot when the fridge lid is open, holding it up perfectly!

Bonus: The container is also the perfect size to hold the contents of a regular box of Galaxy Jewels.
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