Turn the Cooler into a Fridge

CW contributor Jim Carrier seeks your input on retrofitting your boat's ice box with refrigeration


Jim Carrier

After 36 years on the water, Jim Carrier's Ranger, an Allied Seabreeze, has been retrofitted with an engine-driven refrigeration system. Carrier reports from the Mediterranean: "Having cool water and cold beer aboard seems like a miracle. It could transform camping to yachting!"

Have you retrofitted your old boat's ice box with refrigeration,? We'd like to hear your stories-- good, bad, and ugly. Tell us what you did, what kind of system you use, and how it worked out, including problems, pitfalls, and sunset parties. Jim will compile your stories into a future CW article.

E-mail your ancecdotes to jimcarrier@msn.com