Features

June 2009 Issue

Conversion Kits that Turn Your Boat's Ice Box Into a Galley Refrigerator

Practical Sailor tests Frigoboat, Waeco Adler Barbour, and Sea Frost kits.

Practical Sailor tested three kits that convert onboard ice boxes into full-fledged refrigeration systems. The three reefer conversion kits in the review—the Waeco-Adler Barbour Cold Machine (CU 100) from Dometic Corp., the Frigoboat Capri 35F by Veco SPA, and the Sea Frost BD—¬represent a cross-section of what’s available on today’s refrigeration conversion kit market. Testers looked closely at energy efficiency and the 12-volt units’ abilities to cool a small ice box with the least amount of amp hours possible. Testers looked at quality, details, reliability, and cooling capacity.

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