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Old 30 June 2006, 16:06   #1
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does anyone know of a 12v cool box suitable to fit in a 6metre rib, would have to be exposed to the elements, many thanks nige
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Old 03 July 2006, 15:23   #2
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I bought a cheap 20 12v jobbie from my local DIY place. Used to take it out in my 4.1 so it used to get very wet. Kept on going though, and kept the drinks nice and cold.
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If you have a COSTCO near you, they do a biggish one in white for around 60 quid holds loads of tins..... not suggesting that you fill it with stella of course....
Also makes a nice strong seat too.
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i agree the standard ones seam to fair very well. mines 4-5 years old and been on the RIB is some very damp conditions
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How much current do these things draw?

bit of a bugger to run down your battery whilst at anchor, or I suppose you could plug them into a supply thats only live when the engine is running.

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more than i thought. flannened my van battery in 24 hours and it's a big battery
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How much current do these things draw?

bit of a bugger to run down your battery whilst at anchor, or I suppose you could plug them into a supply thats only live when the engine is running.

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I have a small one. The spec is 7 Amps/hr !
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more than i thought. flannened my van battery in 24 hours and it's a big battery
Had the same experience while camping , have gone back to ice blocks .

never use the electric box now
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How much current do these things draw?

bit of a bugger to run down your battery whilst at anchor, or I suppose you could plug them into a supply thats only live when the engine is running.

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Bought a cheap (15) 12v coolbox at a boat jumble, which I was really pleased with until it flattened the battery one afternoon, when we were drifting around fishing for a couple of hours. Had to pull-start a 100hp motor with a bit of ski-rope. Luckily, it started first pull!
I have since wired-in an extra 12v socket which is 'ign-on'!
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have run an electric coolbox fridge on the ardbots for years, 10 to be precise and it is fine when the engine is running, but need to be careful not to leave it running too long when engine is off, the hon 90 will charge the batts and run the fridge and other bits with no issues at all, and it runs for up to 8 hours a day when we are cruising at just above idle in the summer
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