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The picture above is of a simple cooler that I turned into a 12volt refrigerator to augment the engine drive refrigeration system on my sailboat.

     Climb right into the cockpit and settle back and I'll get us something cold to drink. All right, you want to know how I can have a frosty drink in this 100° weather without maxing out my batteries? Well, I'm something of a boat refrigeration expert and I like to share my knowledge with other boaters. I know that refrigeration problems are always a big problem for cruisers especially when they're in a foreign port without a technician within reach. That's what this site is all about. Boat refrigeration used to be a luxury and most sailboat cruisers had to make do without cold drinks and fresh food products, but nowadays systems are more reliable and are simple enough to be maintained by even the novice technician. Over the past 25 years I've worked with thousands of boat owners helping them to select and maintain refrigeration systems for their boat. Over the years I've seen just about every boat refrigeration system that is available and the problems that can occur. Most of these problems could have been solved or prevented by the boat owner with just a little basic refrigeration know-how.

You can also check my FORUM as it has questions and answers on many of the problems that boaters have with their refrigeration systems.

  I've included some of the basic information on this site that should give you a good background if you are considering putting a refrigeration system in your boat, my book Do-It-Yourself Boat Refrigeration,  will supply you with everything you need to know to install or maintain a refrigeration system on your boat. If you are only interested in installing and maintaining a 12/24 volt unit, then my book 12/24 volt book is what you need.

DIY $45 plus $9 S & H
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12 & 24 Volt Refrigeration $35 plus $9 S&H
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