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Old 17-03-2013, 01:44   #1
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Question CATALINA 34 IN SAN DIEGO

Hello. When leaving your boat for two weeks or more, do most people turn off their icebox? Or let it run ?
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For up to a month or so, I'll let it run if I have something to keep cold. I've let it run longer in the past. They seem to break down when not run.
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Ok thanks. I have a fear now of my dock circuit breaker getting shut off again for some unknown reason and killing my battery. Any thoughts?
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Re: CATALINA 34 IN SAN DIEGO

My experience is it's always better to let 'em run. At least in RVs. I've not had a boat one but the principle is the same. If you do turn it off, block the door open...don't ask why I know.
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Re: CATALINA 34 IN SAN DIEGO

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Ok thanks. I have a fear now of my dock circuit breaker getting shut off again for some unknown reason and killing my battery. Any thoughts?
Ask a friend to check?
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Re: CATALINA 34 IN SAN DIEGO

Can't answer that one but welcome aboard the forum anyway.

When I leave my boat I turn off the power except to the bilge pump.

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Re: CATALINA 34 IN SAN DIEGO

Clean out the perishables, open the top, wipe it down and turn it off.

Who knows when the circuit breaker trips, or the cord disconnects.
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Thank you all for the advice. I will start turning the icebox off when I leave. I also figured the compressor fan was helping dry things out in the cabin by circulating the warm air.
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