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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 02 May 2011 12:48 #1

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I have searched and noted conversations on many other models but nothing on the 3988. I am looking to replace the standard side by side unit. It is loud and continiously runs. No need for ac/dc straight 110. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 02 May 2011 14:45 #2

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We have I believe the same setup on our 43, two side by sides. PO had replaced with two Sanyo units. I saw the same unit in another boat I looked at. I believe those are direct fit in replacements as far as size goes.

I can't tell you the model from here at the house, but if you need it, just post a note and I'll check next time I'm at the boat.

Given the choice, I'd get 12v-110, but I'm not going to go to the expense if the ones I have are working o.k. I've got a generator and a whole bucket full of batteries, so no problems so far.

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 02 May 2011 15:04 #3

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I have the original Nova Kool units in mine and I cannot even hear them run.
It is perhaps something you may wish to have a service person lokk at before opting for new units.

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 02 May 2011 15:57 #4

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Thanks for the replys. I have had the service folks come in and the units are still loud and as each year goes by harder to keep cold. I am not complaining they have served us well. Just trying to get a feel of what others have done.
If you can get the sanyo numbers at some point that would be appreciated.

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 03 May 2011 00:30 #5

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CTFISH;567696 wrote: Thanks for the replys. I have had the service folks come in and the units are still loud and as each year goes by harder to keep cold. I am not complaining they have served us well. Just trying to get a feel of what others have done.
If you can get the sanyo numbers at some point that would be appreciated.


Mine was running almost continuously last year and I found that the cooling fan for the compressor had quit working. I replaced it with a similar computer fan, (

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 12 Aug 2017 04:29 #6

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We're can I find a fridge for my
mine has corrosion in the ice box area and are toast I'm guessing
What about the Sanyo Fridge?

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 12 Aug 2017 04:44 #7

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Sure Marine in Seattle are experts in refrigeration. They can tell you which units will fit right in.

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 12 Aug 2017 12:44 #8

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Thanks
I'm selling my 3788 sadly and purchased the 2001 3988
Hope I don't miss my 3788

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2001 Bayliner 3988 330 hp Cummins 6bta m3
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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 13 Aug 2017 02:29 #9

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I had ours rebuilt a couple of years ago for 2 boat units. Just 12 volts did not put the 120 volts inverter in it. Runs great with the new Dan Foss compressor drawing about 2 1/2 amps

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 18 Sep 2017 04:57 #10

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I searched and found a place in Bellingham Wa that builds all custom fridges and freezers.
Sea Freeze
I'll post a picture when mine is finished

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 18 Sep 2017 07:26 #11

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Hope I don't miss my 3788


Don't worry, you won't!! :)

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 19 Sep 2017 16:48 #12

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Hi yoemen
+1 on Sure Marine...however I would think twice about SeaFreeze....just my 2 cents worth.

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1997 3988 replacement refrigerator 09 Oct 2017 05:24 #13

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We purchased a 2000-3988 last year with dead refrigerators. We replaced them with Sea Freeze, custom side by side fridge freezer 50/50 with remote compressors. They were able to use our old door skins so they match our interior. They do frost up, but we love them.

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