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 reviewthe 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 whats available on todays 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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