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Old 18-07-2017, 18:20   #1
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Arrow Tell me how you would do this...

I have the following:

Cruise 42 Classic Fridge (This is a 42 liter small fridge with a small freezer up top which is built into the boat.)

Engle 40 Portable Fridge/Freeer

110 Liter Rotomolded Cooler (I have two of these.)

What I currently do is use the Engle to make freeze Fiji bottles of water (the square 500ML bottles). I cycle these bottles from the Rotomolded coolers to supply me with "ice". I *usually* keep one Rotomolded cooler for drinks and one for food that needs to stay cold -- but not "crucial" cold. "Crucial" cold stuff goes in the 42 Cruise fridge/freezer combo.

Last trip (14 Days in the Bahamas) we tried using block ice in the food rotomolded cooler and that sort of didn't work out (wet, etc.)...

So... Let's hear your thoughts. The goal is to keep stuff as cold as possible with as little hassle as possible.
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Re: Tell me how you would do this...

The only thing I would add here is a thermometer so you can keep tabs on what you are really getting for your efforts, especially in what you call "crucial". I use a non contact thermometer "gun" on everything. It's amazing what secrets it reveals in the galley.
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Old 20-07-2017, 15:16   #3
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Re: Tell me how you would do this...

Well this may be an overly simplistic answer but after years of having my lunch that was put in a cooler full of ice and water get soggy I finally started buying Rubbermaid Tupperware I'm talking about the type of Tupperware that has actual rubber( silicone)Click image for larger version

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Okay this is even better Copy
press and hold to copy. Ha I tried giving you a link to Amazon with glass containers with the lids that look exactly like the one in my "Tupperware" container. I often cook in glass containers and it's super convenient to just be able to put a good sealing lid on it and stick it in the fridge, there are many options for the size of containers. I also like to vacuum seal in mason jars food lasts a lot longer but the steel Lids rust
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Re: Tell me how you would do this...

Why not those blue ice things? Or freeze 1 gl milk jugs?
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Re: Tell me how you would do this...

You're a powerboat, right? (plenty of juice, I assume) Get another engle and use it as your fridge. Cycle drinks/food in as needed.

Or get one of Third Day's converted fridges. I surely wouldn't mess with making ice from an Engle to cool down a cooler. Just use an Engle to keep cool stuff cool. (Or a built in fridge). Ice is for the G&Ts at 5pm.
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Re: Tell me how you would do this...

Space is a problem down below. I keep the Engel in the cabin out of sight...
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