Ice Box lid .....

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Post by Guest » Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:28 pm

Has anyone put in a support so the ice box top/entry is out of the way and does not accidentally close on someone?

[Posted by: Craig Wright
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bslick
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Post by bslick » Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:42 pm

Is your lid attached to the counter?

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Post by Guest » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:42 am

My lid can be lifted completly out of the box. If tilted back it can fall on the person reaching into the box.

Need to prevent it from falling.

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Post by chris_z » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:43 am

Same here on my lid, it pops off and we just put it on top of the stove while loading or unloading the cooler. The drain is somewhat plugged up right now, any good way to clear it out?

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Post by Guest » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:32 pm

We've considered putting some kind of hinge arrangement for the lid, but never figured out how to avoid all the little 'gotchas' in the installation. A project for this winter, perhaps.

During commissioning, we had the yard connect the icebox drain to a foot pump and tee it into the sink drain. Draining an icebox into the bilge is just bad design IMHO. Anybody who's done any cruising at all has spilled milk or raw chicken juice into the icebox at least once. You only have to do that once to understand why draining into the bilge is a really bad idea.

We haven't had the drain clog, but if we did, it would have to be very bad to not get cleared with a few vigorous pumps.

You might try taking taking the inflator pump for your inflatable and holding the end tight against the end of the hose.

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Post by Guest » Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:28 pm

I have not had our drain clog as of yet ( knock on wood) but I am careful to double bag all of our meat. I have a "sterilite" basket on the removable shelf that I put things that I would rather not have knocked over - milk for one. As for milk, I buy the parmalat milk that doesn't require refrigeration until you open it. After opening, it fits nicely in the basket. would love to hear more on this one!

[Posted by: Maya
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Guest

Post by Guest » Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:15 pm

My dealer, Custom Offshore, intalled a set of hinges and a spring to lock the lid up when we're loading or unloading. Works great.

[Posted by: Mike Brown
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Post by Guest » Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:59 am

To: Mike Brown
Like your idea on the hinges and spring. Can you provide details on which components you used for this? Any photos?

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Re: Ice Box lid .....

Post by j30_rhapsody » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:02 am

An old post but I thought I would add information on the hinges and spring latch I installed on Vento Solare.

Spring Latch on Defender Website

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Suncor Stainless Heavy Duty Flush Door Hinge on Defender Website

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Re: Ice Box lid .....

Post by fxalbert » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:26 pm

I did the same to Resolute #33 as Vento Solare #266. Works GREAT!

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