Seafrost

Hi to all:

We have an engine driven seafrost unit that we used constantly during our
cruising years, and use it sporadically now. This thing is incredible,
comes to temp really quickly, and keeps a chill extremely well. One key to
a successful refrigerator is definitely size and insulation, so keep that in
mind as you are planning. Our box is tiny and very well insulated. We
bought the unit from Seafrost second-hand and could not be happier with it.

With the bulk of our sailing being weekending, we are debating getting the
12 volt loop for the unit (it has the second loop already there, we just
need to buy the driver for it).

Jeremy can add the details as he installed it and services it.

On another note, Calypso is definitely doing the Turkey Shoot this fall.
Who else? Rod? Mark? Can we get 6 and have a mini-regatta?

Nica
Calypso, BCC #6

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Hello Bob,

I had called Mack Boring and talked to their parts people. They told me
that the standard alternator provided on the 3YM30 was a Hitachi 60 amp unit
and the part number was 128271-77200. I was tyring to determine the value
of the new one I had which came with the boat.

My boat has a Seafrost coldplate system which had both the engine driven
compressor as well as the 12 volt system…both sharing the common coldplate
but having a separate loop for the coolant for each system. My engine
driven unit was the original system from first owner and was swithched to
the Yanmar when installedwhen re-powered from the Volvo. The 12 volt takes
much longer to get the plate dowm to temp compared to the engine driven
unit. The engine driven developed problems that cost too much to repair so
I removed the engine compressor, bracket etc and just use the 12 volt
system. You have to weigh the merits of each. I think that if you are
doing some long cruising the engine system may be better. For me, I like
less junk in the engine compartment and do not use it often enough to
justify to more expensive engine driven system.
Best
Mark

Nica & Jeremy:

I have already registered IDUNA for the Turkey Shoot Regatta. I believe Mark will also be there. I will sail IDUNA down to Yankee Point Marina where Lenora and crew will join me. Please join us aboard IDUNA to meet our crew - tactician Ms. Courtney Murphy and circumnavigator Captain Byron Bruder. I will need big bottle of rum on board to keep the crew happy.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Fair Winds,

Rod
Wiper aboard IDUNA

P.S. IDUNA carries two 1-pounders with chain shot to ensure the outcome of the race. IDUNA’s PHRF is 240.

There are some more boats in the Northern Chesapeake that might be press ganged into taking part:

Aura (121) owned by Robin Mudge, boat is located in a marina opposite Iduna
Surprise (103) owned by Ben Hoffman, located in Havre de Grace
Salute (122) owned by Mark Plisking, located in Magothy River

I have also heard a rumor about a BCC in Middle River, but I have no information on it.

Sumio has just left here to return to the West Coast, and sends you all his regards.

Hello Nica,

Glad to hear you will be atending the Hospice Turkey Shoot. If you are interested, you can have the Seafrost compressor I removed from the boat.
Might be a good spare to keep around. Let me know so I can bring along if interested.

Best to you
Mark
SV “Lightfoot”

Do you have the 12 volt compressor, or the engine drive one?

I would think Jeremy would say “THANK YOU!!!” anyway - spares are good
things to have around.

Thanks, Mark - we’ll have to have a BCC raft up even if just for a picture!

Nica

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Hello Nica,

Glad to hear you will be atending the Hospice Turkey Shoot. If you are
interested, you can have the Seafrost compressor I removed from the boat.
Might be a good spare to keep around. Let me know so I can bring along if
interested.

Best to you
Mark
SV “Lightfoot”

Hello Nica,
What I have is the engine driven compressor (Seafrost) I will bring it down with me …maybe you can use it as a spare

Best to you
Mark
SV Lightfoot