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    Refridgerator on a boat

    Just bought a boat and inside the cuddy I have 2 jump seats and the bed, the porta potty is under the center seat of the bed, looking to take out one of the jump seats and add a fridge, dont have alot of room but I think I can fit one of those wine chiller slim fridges that you can buy from Lowes relatively cheap. Any ideas on this or has anyone ever done such a thing? Boat does not currently have shore power hook up so this thing would basically be on a power convertor. Do you think it will work?

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    Re: Refridgerator on a boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony2Times View Post
    Just bought a boat and inside the cuddy I have 2 jump seats and the bed, the porta potty is under the center seat of the bed, looking to take out one of the jump seats and add a fridge, dont have alot of room but I think I can fit one of those wine chiller slim fridges that you can buy from Lowes relatively cheap. Any ideas on this or has anyone ever done such a thing? Boat does not currently have shore power hook up so this thing would basically be on a power convertor. Do you think it will work?
    The way most Marine Fridges work is off a AC/DC system. DC when your out AC at dock. You can run a invertor to power a fridge, but with out shore power to charge up your batterys your not going to stay running very long, if your just looking for cool beverages while your out I would suggest an Ice Chest, works much easier and wont leave you stranded.

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    Re: Refridgerator on a boat

    +1 it's something I only use to keep lunchneat cold while I'm out. It does draw heavily on batteries when your not hooked to shorepower.

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    Re: Refridgerator on a boat

    Yea get a good cooler. Fridge is not very efficient, then take that you would have to get a converter and that wastes power as well. Big drain on battery for very little gain. I had a fridge in mine when I bought it. Dang thing would barely get cold after running for several hours. Ripped it out and put my stereo there. We just use coolers now.
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