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Old 06-01-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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I would like some input on what type of ice maker you guys recommend. I'll be using the ice mainly for fishing. It seems like there are many different types, like white ice, clear ice and saltwater systems. I'll probably need 25-40lbs of ice per day. Your suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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You might try a search, this was recently discussed.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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The clear ice makers are nice for cocktail use, but are somewhat less efficient and much more expensive- at least $1000.

A $200 Chinese made under the counter type probably makes abut 10 lbs of ice in a day. This type works like the icemaker in you home fridge. The surrounding air is cold and keeps the ice cold. The clear icemakers let the ice melt in the contrainer, so must continously replace it.

I think the big consideration will be finding one that makes 25-40 lbs per day.

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Old 06-01-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
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We have a Raritan Icer-ette that we never use. It requires 110V meaning that we would need to run the inverter just for the icemaker. I guess we could dedicate a small inverter. Instead we use ice cube trays in our 12V frig/freezer, and if we see a need for larger amounts of ice we put more trays in our separate 12V freezers. The freezers are about the same size as the Icer-ette but offer more versatility. They can be loaded with ice cream, and other critical food groups, in addition to plain ice. I suggest you check out a 12V freezer before you commit to a dedicated ice maker. Then also consider whether you will have 110V available all the times you want to make ice.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:13 PM   #6
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We have a Raritan Icer-ette that we never use. It requires 110V meaning that we would need to run the inverter just for the icemaker. I guess we could dedicate a small inverter. Instead we use ice cube trays in our 12V frig/freezer, and if we see a need for larger amounts of ice we put more trays in our separate 12V freezers. The freezers are about the same size as the Icer-ette but offer more versatility. They can be loaded with ice cream, and other critical food groups, in addition to plain ice. I suggest you check out a 12V freezer before you commit to a dedicated ice maker. Then also consider whether you will have 110V available all the times you want to make ice.
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The clear ice makers are nice for cocktail use, but are somewhat less efficient and much more expensive- at least $1000.

A $200 Chinese made under the counter type probably makes abut 10 lbs of ice in a day. This type works like the icemaker in you home fridge. The surrounding air is cold and keeps the ice cold. The clear icemakers let the ice melt in the contrainer, so must continously replace it.

I think the big consideration will be finding one that makes 25-40 lbs per day.

David

I have this ice maker, it makes clear ice by running distilled water over very cold posts rather then water in molds in freezing air, when the water freezes in the still water type the air in the water causes the cloudiness.

http://www.air-n-water.com/product/ai-210ss.htm



You can make clear ice in your own freezer

http://www.air-n-water.com/icemaker-ice-types.htm





30-35 lbs a day

I run it off a 500 watt inverter

cost is $250

works great, when it gets old and dies it becomes a reef (I kid).
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We have a Raritan Icer-ette that we never use. It requires 110V meaning that we would need to run the inverter just for the icemaker. I guess we could dedicate a small inverter. Instead we use ice cube trays in our 12V frig/freezer, and if we see a need for larger amounts of ice we put more trays in our separate 12V freezers. The freezers are about the same size as the Icer-ette but offer more versatility. They can be loaded with ice cream, and other critical food groups, in addition to plain ice. I suggest you check out a 12V freezer before you commit to a dedicated ice maker. Then also consider whether you will have 110V available all the times you want to make ice.
Would you be interested in selling me your Raritan Icer-ette?
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.....works great, when it gets old and dies it becomes a reef (I kid).
Hey! I thought I was the only "reef builder" in here!
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If we had this conversation last year, the answer might have been "yes".

At this time I am trying to sell the icemaker as part of the whole boat and have already spec'd it into the boat offering. Of course you might be interested in the boat!!! Check out

www.Selene47AurigaForsale.Blogspot.com
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If we had this conversation last year, the answer might have been "yes".

At this time I am trying to sell the icemaker as part of the whole boat and have already spec'd it into the boat offering. Of course you might be interested in the boat!!! Check out

www.Selene47AurigaForsale.Blogspot.com
I guess if we had this conversation last year I would have taken a serious look at your vessel. She's nice looking. I just bought my 2008 Northwest 45' in Nov 2012 and I'm real happy with her.
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