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- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 1
- Joined: February 26th, 2016, 11:01 am
- Vessel Info: 1990 Carver 32 aft cabin 3207 (year around in water Chicago)
- Location: Chicago
(in water) home at Marina City Chicago. Shes a great (original mom and pop) boat, with under 800 hours all original and unmolested!
I use her as "crash pad" in the city when I overnight. Beats the 2 hour commute home to the suburbs. And allows me all the joys of summertime family boating in Chicago.
After this short winter, Ive learned much of whats required to keep a boat warm, Engs and pipes unfrozen and liveable in the "arctic". knock on teak, the only issue Im researching is the replacement of a 25 yr old, poorly running Norcold (nevercold) fridge. I will look at RV models and or going to non DC voltage (for cost savings).
Shes mostly at the dock anyway! let me know if Im off base or should drop the $2K+ on a OEM replacement?
Kinda hard to explain to the wife a $2k beer cooler! LOL
Looking forward to Learning and putting my 43 yrs boating of experience to good!
(this below seems weird)
14 ft Sears fisher
Malibu euro f3 /Mercruiser inboard
1990 Carver 32 aft cabin (Crashpad) 350/Crusaders
- Posts: 4424
- Joined: August 17th, 2015, 4:07 am
- Vessel Info: 1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin
- Location: Southgate, MI.
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It is nice having a dual voltage fridge when spending weekends on the hook but a cooler does the job too.
1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin
2004 Past Commodore
West River Yacht & Cruising Club
- CYO Moderator
- Posts: 2076
- Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
- Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
- Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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I replaced the aft deck 12/120 Norcold with a 120vac unit when the Norcold went south.
You may have a problem finding one the same size. The one I put in was larger, but with a little bigger hole and some nice teak trim, it looked original.
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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