OK - I like gadgets and that is just plain cool!
Nice work on the mounting of the cans.........it's not heiniken kegs but cool nonetheless
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Thread: Phil's Boat
08-04-2010, 05:28 PM #112007 Moomba Outback - waiting for summer!
Why Not? Play Hard! Get wet
08-04-2010, 06:20 PM #12
For the Catalina I'm thinking of something kinda Austin Powersish with the Brit flag, a slightly crooked mast and ambered sails. So what do you think?
08-05-2010, 09:33 AM #13
08-05-2010, 11:58 AM #14
I'd like to see phil's tow rig for that sailboat... looks like something in the 18wheel variety to tow it
nice ride btw..'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
08-05-2010, 12:10 PM #15
08-05-2010, 12:25 PM #16
i'd like to swap the 15hp diesel volvo for a GM 350 in the sailboat...____________
03 Mobius LSV
08-05-2010, 12:56 PM #17
I am for redneck conversions though. I am researching small 110 freezers, small enough to fit in the boat tucked out of the way. The idea is to keep a freezer running while plugged into shore power. This freezer contains a solid block of ice, in vessel of some sort, (like a big heavy milk jug for example) with a coil of copper tube in the ice.
The copper tube connects to a heater core, or a small radiator with a top - fill cap. The copper tube has a pump installed to pump antifreeze through the ice to cool it, then up to the heater core or radiator and back down. The heater core or radiator has a small 12-volt squirrel-cage fan attached, blowing air through chilling it. Voila, you have a condensing air-conditioner cooing system that will remove moisture from the air. And while under way, the only moving parts are a couple of 2Amp motors, one running a pump and the other running a fan. Low current low voltage air conditioning....
When you return to the dock, simply plug back in. The freezer will kick on, and turn any liquid water back to ice. Wait a while and you are ready for the next trip out. It is kinda lie recharging your house battery for the stereo overnight....
My other option is to simply use one of the storage bins under the dinette. Insulate it real well, and put a bunch of copper in there, shaped so that it conforms tightly to several milk jugs full of frozen ice. You can just rotate frozen milk jugs from a big freezer on shore. You possibly could accumulate a greater thermmal mass going this way, when compared to a small freezer...
Last edited by philwsailz; 08-05-2010 at 01:01 PM.
08-05-2010, 01:03 PM #18
what about keeping a small chunk of dry ice in with the block of ice to keep it from melting? might last a couple of days that way?'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
08-05-2010, 01:19 PM #19
Leearned the hard way when I snuck some dry ice into a suitcase on a family trip as a kid. Most of my family went to sleep and my dad could not stay awake while driving. I was bored, and got it out and started playing with it, and that is when my dad figured out what was wrong.
Got my butt beat, but I will never have dry ice in any vehicle again.