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    Has anyone put a fridge in the storage space under the port seat on this boat? The cooler is such a pain in the butt when you have a bunch of people sitting in the cockpit. Everyone has to move to get one beer or some ice. Also I'd like to minimize our need to get ice. I was thinking that if I put a fridge in the cockpit, and maybe an icemaker under the seat, I'd be really at the pinnacle of laziness.

    #2
    I think Strat mounted a freezer under the Port passenger seat when he had a 305.

    It would be great to have a built in fridge on the 305. But I would hate to lose the storage under the Port seat.

    If we need a cooler in the cockpit we use one of the tall cubes and place it by the door to the swim step.
    Jim McNeely
    New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
    Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
    Brighton, Michigan USA
    MMSI # 367393410

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      #3
      I also considered it but didnt want to loose the space, I store all my lifejackets and other safety stuff in there. I got rid of my cooler this year and put my generator in its place, perfect fit. I also bought a portable ice maker I have in the cabin behind the couch, the thing works amazing and its fast!

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        #4
        We have a bunch of stuff in there that could just as well go under a seat. The under-seat space is not really used on our boat now. It seems like most of the stuff under that port seat is rarely used.

        I've taken a tall cube on board also, but we tend to have a lot of people on our boat, and that gets in the way. When it's just 2-4 of us, it's no big deal to get under the seat anyway.

        We need a front-dispensing beer cooler under the seat. Yeah.

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          #5
          I also considered it but didnt want to loose the space, I store all my lifejackets and other safety stuff in there.
          What do you keep in the lazarette? That's where our safety stuff and PFDs are.

          Might be an interesting discussion to have; what do you store on your boat and where...

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            #6
            There has to be options out there to install a fridge or a freezer, thats one of the downsides is a smaller fridge I wish I had more space but it sure is better then the fridge in my 2355. I think with our ice maker for the most part we can make due, the only time I will probably bring a cooler with is for the week long trips like july 4th.

            A fridge though like I said would be nice, I would assume theres plenty of room thats a huge space.

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              #7
              +1 on the portable ice maker behind the couch. Love that thing.

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                #8
                I think with our ice maker for the most part we can make due
                You have one? Which model, and where is it installed?

                Does it make hard ice, or the soft stuff that's not that cold?

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                  #9
                  guys what brand and where to buy these portable ice makers?? this is not a highjack just quest for knowledge. In my opinion the 3055 and 305 should have fridges available under the cockpit sink, if im correct ithink your battery switch is in there /? We were just looking at a 2000 3055.

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                    #10
                    SwampNut wrote:
                    What do you keep in the lazarette? That's where our safety stuff and PFDs are.

                    Might be an interesting discussion to have; what do you store on your boat and where...
                    What is the lazarette? Are you talking about the transom storage? Sorry for the noob thats a new word for me

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                      #11
                      Scraping B wrote:
                      guys what brand and where to buy these portable ice makers?? this is not a highjack just quest for knowledge. In my opinion the 3055 and 305 should have fridges available under the cockpit sink, if im correct ithink your battery switch is in there /? We were just looking at a 2000 3055.
                      No problem, It took me forever to find this ice maker in the forums, antoher 305/3055 owner had posted it before me but this is the exact unit. Pretty cheap too, especially for what it can do. 8 pieces of ice every 6 minutes, after about 4 runs they are alot thicker.

                      As far as the space under the sink, battery switches and windlass breaker are there. I have all my ropes and fire extinguisher in there hanging up nice and organized. Along with my engine bay lighting switch.


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                        #12
                        guys what brand and where to buy these portable ice makers?? this is not a highjack just quest for knowledge. In my opinion the 3055 and 305 should have fridges available under the cockpit sink, if im correct ithink your battery switch is in there /? We were just looking at a 2000 3055.
                        There is a huge variety of portable icemakers out there. The small portables make soft ice. I don't like it. Melts too fast. Then there are the "real" icemakers like your home fridge, they can get expensive. Look on Amazon just as a starter; they carry a bunch.

                        The space under the sink is oddly shaped and has the switches in there; not suitable for a fridge.

                        What is the lazarette? Are you talking about the transom storage? Sorry for the noob thats a new word for me
                        Sorry, and yes, that's it, the hatch on the transom.

                        I think I just found the perfect thing for this; a mini fridge and icemaker! It's on CL here for 1/4 retail. Anyone got measurements for the opening under that seat?

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                          #13
                          SwampNut wrote:
                          There is a huge variety of portable icemakers out there. The small portables make soft ice. I don't like it. Melts too fast. Then there are the "real" icemakers like your home fridge, they can get expensive. Look on Amazon just as a starter; they carry a bunch.

                          The space under the sink is oddly shaped and has the switches in there; not suitable for a fridge.

                          Sorry, and yes, that's it, the hatch on the transom.

                          I think I just found the perfect thing for this; a mini fridge and icemaker! It's on CL here for 1/4 retail. Anyone got measurements for the opening under that seat?
                          The ice off these isnt too bad, once it runs at least 4 runs out the ice lasts quiet some time. It does melt slightly faster, but its a compromise for no cooler and not having to hook it to the fresh water system. I filled my freezer at home for about 3 or 4 hours with it and havnt ran out of ice since So far its worked well, just drink faster carlos

                          In the transom I store my shorepower cords, dock fenders, spare fuel for generator, soon to be dinghy crap. I am hoping to fit my dinghy engine in there but we will see about that, I dont think it will fit. There is awlays space between my engines right!?!

                          I dont have a measurement but I will be heading down tomorrow for summerize, I can get it for you then if you still need it.

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                            #14
                            I dont have a measurement but I will be heading down tomorrow for summerize, I can get it for you then if you still need it.
                            That would be awesome, I'd like to snatch up this deal locally if it fits. My live-aboard marina neighbor said he'd measure it, but lost his measuring tape. Argh.

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                              #15
                              SwampNut wrote:
                              That would be awesome, I'd like to snatch up this deal locally if it fits. My live-aboard marina neighbor said he'd measure it, but lost his measuring tape. Argh.
                              No problem, around 5-6CST I will post it here for you from my cell.

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