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Project: Igloo 12V Refrigeration


I recently added an Igloo 12v cool box. Fits perfectly under the Nav station. Constructed a small shelf to level the sloping deck. A block attached to the shelf fits into the lower handle depression and a piece of wood attached to the rear and desk bottom prevent movement. I am currently plugging it into the cigarette lighter style receptacle at the desk. Will rewire to a switch at some point. Works great, only draw back is it draws 5 amps so it is only plugged in when on shore/engine power. Once cold, things stay cold so it is fictional for day sails. For my needs this $50 investment is just as functional as a real refrig costing much more.


Ken Juul
#1090 "Luna Loca"

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