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Old 08-02-2015, 10:24 AM   #1
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outdoor marine freezer

I am looking for a chest freezer for my boat.

The freezer is going to be outside either up on the boat deck or in the cockpit.

Friends have tried the small chest freezers available at the box stores with little success in our wet rainy enviroment.

I do not have a problem buying a "marine grade" freezer I just have not seen anything actually for sale. There seems to be a couple semi custom shops that will build you one but I would like to buy a off the shelf item.

Does not need to be 12 volts as we have 120 available 100% of the time.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:50 AM   #2
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We chartered a GB once out of Bellingham that had one of these and it worked very well and was on the flying bridge. You should shop around on the price:

http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...6228&id=680834
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:46 AM   #3
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Your post motivated me to start searching as well. This 'marine' unit from Engel looks to be fairly good;

ENGEL MR040 PORTABLE FREEZER / FRIDGE (40 QT) Binnacle.com
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:55 AM   #4
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Your post motivated me to start searching as well. This 'marine' unit from Engel looks to be fairly good;

ENGEL MR040 PORTABLE FREEZER / FRIDGE (40 QT) Binnacle.com
Stay away from the plastic Engle. It does not have sufficient insulation. When I get up in the AM and see moisture, in a pattern even, then I knew. I had 2, sold em off. I currently have 3 Engles. Two swing door tine small chest, all have metal hulls.
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Old 08-02-2015, 12:01 PM   #5
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Contact Fisheries Supply or Sure Marine. An RV store might be a little cheaper. Many times the same item's for a land or sea yacht. Land is a little cheaper.
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Commercial freezers will withstand the marine enviorment. Plan on $$1300 to $1800 new.
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Amazon has a large selection of portable freezers.
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:20 PM   #8
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Amazon has a large selection of portable freezers.
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I LOVE AMAZON. THANKS!!!

I never even thought to check there!

I just ordered the dometec 110 qt unit for $779 plus $24 for next day air shipping to Alaska using my amazon prime account!
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:44 PM   #9
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I LOVE AMAZON. THANKS!!!

I never even thought to check there!

I just ordered the dometec 110 qt unit for $779 plus $24 for next day air shipping to Alaska using my amazon prime account!
Sweet, please let us know how it works for you.
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:12 PM   #10
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A friend just bought one of these and loves it so far.

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Old 08-02-2015, 03:55 PM   #11
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Frigid Rigid - Ice Chests, Coolers, Refrigerated, Marine, Solar Refrigerator, Freezer, Coffin Box

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Old 08-02-2015, 03:57 PM   #12
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I have had one for 10yrs outside but it's inside a fiberglass box works well they are cheap think j payed 139 for it at hd
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:16 PM   #13
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I've had an Edgestar 80qt - $695 Prime - on my boat deck for 2 years. Love it! I added louvres over the vents to keep rain out.
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:09 PM   #14
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Frigid Rigid makes the best coolers on the market, far higher quality than a yeti or other plastic coolers. I got one for my 40th birthday, it has been going strong now for 10 years.

But man, are they expensive.

Hard to justify spending $3,000+ on one when you can get a Dometic for $750.
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Any idea what these cost? I couldn't find prices on their website.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:11 PM   #17
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Just buy a cheap household freezer

I can't see paying "marine" prices. I just buy a small chest freezer at the Home Depot, Lowes, or Best Buy and put it on the top deck. It runs fine and keeps things cold. After about 3-4 years up there, it will start looking rusty, like a car from the midwest, and I will take it to the dump and buy a new one for $150. I can do that 10-15 times and still be ahead of the game.

The last one I bought was an Igloo and is energy-star rated. It seems to use significantly less juice and did not cost any more than the competition.
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:28 PM   #18
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We have 3 years on our Dometic CF110. It stays under the top at the upper helm so isn't rained on directly. We use it as a freezer and it does well and doesn't consume much power.

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Old 08-03-2015, 10:32 PM   #19
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I LOVE AMAZON. THANKS!!!

I never even thought to check there!

I just ordered the dometec 110 qt unit for $779 plus $24 for next day air shipping to Alaska using my amazon prime account!
Kasander, I went to boat shows for two years talking to Dometic dealers. They always said that the unit cant be outside. I decided to make a box to put it in. It is on the bridge under canvas bit get wet from blowing rain.
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I have two of the CF 110's. Dual voltage and probably slightly better energy efficiency running on DC. One of mine was bought by the PO and was sitting on the boat deck, as was an Engel of the same size. The Engel died, it was rusted to pieces. It might have been older than the CF 110 though. Both units had the factory padded/insulated bags on them which I think helps performance and give more weather protection.

All I have had to do to the CF 110 is remove the temperature control panel, clean and spray its circuit board with CRC and it continues to work well. In it new location It is still exposed to weather on two sides. The new CF 110 is under a seat on the boat deck, out of weather and sun and its the preferred freezer unit.
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