- Jun 3, 2004
I have an adler barber 12v box. Takes a while to get cold but works fine. No Ice.
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Hi Brian, our first boat, an H28, had a Large cooler where I would use dry ice. What I did was pour two bags of ice as a bed on the bottom, followed by a brick of dry ice, then two bags of ice poured on top. This would last a full week. Care must be used due to the carbon dioxide released by the dry ice. Good ventilation very important.I have tried plain ole ice in the ice box but that only last maybe half a day. I have meant to experiment with dry ice but have not gotten around to it yet.
IPA was originally brewed to be drunk warm. Stouts are pretty good warm. If you can't enjoy them warm, you don't actually like ales.And during a three month + cruise of the Bahamas I just did without
And then, where do you put those solar panels? And can you fit enough so that you haven't converted your sailboat into a fossil fueled support system for a dormitory sized refrigerator?Watch out, slippery slope ahead. Those of you with ice boxes who are considering adding a refrigerator system. First you add the system and marvel at the cold beer now available on demand. Second, you realize you need another bank of batteries to run the fridge. That may cost you more than the fridge. Third, you need more alternator output and a larger shore power charger to charge the batteries. Lastly, you start looking at solar power or maybe a generator to charge the batteries to feed the hungry fridge. But, don't despair, you do have the cold beer. You are now at the bottom of the slippery slope. Don't spill the beer on the way down.
Many people overlook making ice to fit the need. My O 222 & B235 was an icebox-only boat. My B323 with fridge is a blessing, but I stil make ice at home. I started out making ice for day sails and weekends. Make the ice big enough or small enough to last the duration of your sail. I start making ice for next week when I get home after a sail on a Sunday evening.Still using the ice box. A 21lb bag of ice usually lasts all weekend, from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. Adding refrigeration is on my project list.
Very cool...in both waysKeeping the beer cold is very expensive. 2x160w + 1x50w solar panels, each with its own controller, and a small Isotherm frig. I also have a built-in cockpit icebox that holds the stuff that doesn't need to be kept as cold (produce, etc. and yes, I still buy ice for that). My boat lives on a mooring without shore power, and the solar power is sufficient (with surplus) to leave the fridge on 24/7.
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The following image shows the batteries are topped off (the boat hasn't been plugged in to shore power in 2+ years).
Frig was left on.
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LOL I used to be JUST a beer drinker. Then i cruised Bahamas Beer $6 a bottle grocery Store Decent rum $7 a liter 9.50 liter and a half. You do the mathIPA was originally brewed to be drunk warm. Stouts are pretty good warm. If you can't enjoy them warm, you don't actually like ales.
I can think of some beers that need to be drunk really cold. Better yet, not at all.