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    We are the new owners of a 2001 3055 Ciera and are looking for some help/guidance with purchasing and installing an icemaker in our cockpit area. Does anyone have a suggestion for a particular model of icemaker and advise as to where you installed it? Thanks.

    #2
    I think the most important thing is what are you going to do with the ice?

    On a recreational boat the potable water tank is not the best water in the world. That water sits all summer long, baking in the heat and is a breeding ground for all sorts of organisims. We solve this issue by treating the water with basically clorine.

    No way I'd use ice from that water for a beverage...Ick!

    Now if you're planning on using the ice maker to replenish your cooler, thats another story. Thats what we use ours for.

    For beverage ice we have a portable ice maker that sits on the wet bar. Ours is a emerson brand, but there are I'm sire others out there. It works great, and we get nice clean ice made from bottled water.

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      #3
      I have a 1988 32' Avanti that came with an icemaker. It is a u-line brand it runs on 110v power and will need a pressurized water supply to it, a pretty straight forward installation. I run it 6 months a year making ice for my beer cooler, and never had a problem with it until last spring the motor that operates the fingers on the icemaker unit died. I replaced it with a new entire unit for $125.00 as the motor was 70 bucks. I hope to get another 24 years out of it....

      I take the water supply from my fresh water tank, and it is piped to a selenoid valve on the icemaker....

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        #4
        I'd love to see the install of a cockpit fridge in a 305/3055 - I want one!

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          #5
          There was a recent thread with some discussion of this, but we never came up with a solid conclusion. I haven't found one yet with just the right dimensions for the space under the port forward-facing seat, the only place I can think it would go. I also want one, so I'd like to collaborate on finding something.

          On a recreational boat the potable water tank is not the best water in the world. That water sits all summer long, baking in the heat and is a breeding ground for all sorts of organisims. We solve this issue by treating the water with basically clorine.
          I suppose it depends on where you are. Here we go through the water tank every 2-3 weeks and it never has a funk or anything growing. I don't add any treatment. I sent a sample out to a water quality lab along with a sample of the water we get in the marina taps, and both came up excellent. There was no change in the boat water quality.

          I mostly want to refill the cooler without trips to the marina store, but we also take that ice for making drinks. I'd have no hesitation in drinking our onboard water.

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            #6
            We use a small portable ice maker, it works decently. As some will say it makes soft ice, it does melt faster but we throw all the ice straight in the freezer and have really had no problems with it.

            I HAVE seen 3055's with ice makers under that seat, I dont know what model they used though sorry.

            As far as quality of the water, I have never really looked into this. We personally do not drink from our boats water supply, we do treat it and we empty the tank probably every weekend. I have had some funk smell from the hot water side but never anything from cold water. We just flush it and treat, no biggie.

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              #7
              I had an icemaker that I was going to install in my old 305, under the passenger seat. It would have required removal of the door and cutting one side of the opening, then adding a vent grill to the top or bottom, as the original opening was a bit too tall. Never got around to it, sold the icemaker. I have the same one in the 2858, courtesy of the PO...
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                #8
                Hello All,

                We have used the ice maker on board for 22 years and use it for drinks and for the ice chest. There has never been any type of

                problem with water quality at all. When we fill the fresh water tank we always put in 1oz of bleach for every 10 galions of water and

                never had any signs of a problem. We did have to replace the ice maker after 20 years with a new U-line just like the original. Could not

                make it without one on the boat here in Arizona. Bob
                Arizona Bob & Sandy
                1990 3888 Bayliner
                Purchased new
                Twin 175 Hino's
                630 Hurth Trans
                Westerbeke Generator

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                  #9
                  SwampNut wrote:
                  There was a recent thread with some discussion of this, but we never came up with a solid conclusion. I haven't found one yet with just the right dimensions for the space under the port forward-facing seat, the only place I can think it would go. I also want one, so I'd like to collaborate on finding something.

                  I suppose it depends on where you are. Here we go through the water tank every 2-3 weeks and it never has a funk or anything growing. I don't add any treatment. I sent a sample out to a water quality lab along with a sample of the water we get in the marina taps, and both came up excellent. There was no change in the boat water quality.

                  I mostly want to refill the cooler without trips to the marina store, but we also take that ice for making drinks. I'd have no hesitation in drinking our onboard water.
                  Same here, I use a carbon filter before filling my tank and feel safe using the ice for drinks, but I am on my boat almost every weekend and the water is used often
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                  3988 250 Hinos
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                  Alameda, California

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                    #10
                    I bought a portable icemaker also like ksanders....put an outlet up in the cockpit and just add bottled water...much better than the boat ice water...works great...can be secured below...no problems so far...plus it was barely over 100 bucks....something like 125 or so..

                    :arr ar

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                      #11
                      We use one of the portable ice makers as well. I swear my wife loves that thing.
                      Jim McNeely
                      New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                      Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                      Brighton, Michigan USA
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                        #12
                        We always wanted ice for putting into our drinks, or for shaking up some martinis. So I installed a Waeco freezer under the jump seat in my old 305. It was the 25 liter model and it fit like a glove. Barely consumed any power...we used it for our annual 16 day vacations, which were 95% of the time spent at anchor, not plugged in.

                        A standard bag of ice fit in it perfectly, so at the beginning of the weekend we would buy that $2.00 bag of ice, and at the end of the weekend we usually came home with ice still in the freezer.

                        The freezer was less than $500 and all it needed was a 12V plug, which I quickly wired into the compartment under the seat. No plumbing, no hassle. It is a true deep freeze, with digital controls and a quiet Danfoss compressor. It was barely audible. On max, it would freeze down to -18┬░C or 0┬░F, but I usually kept it at -5┬░C.

                        It will also work just fine as a fridge, with the high end of the adjustment being 10┬░C or 50┬░F.

                        Here's a couple of photos.




                        Mike P
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