460 Sundancer

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  1. 45Gunner

    45Gunner Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Sep 22, 2019
    Boynton Beach, FL
    2000 460 Sundancer. Garmin 8612 XSV, GHC 20 Autopilot, GMI 20, 215 VHF, GC 12, Fantom Radar.
    Twin 450 Diamond Series 6CTA 8.3M Cummins.
    If the survey goes OK, I'll be buying a 2000 SeaRay 460 Sundancer. The cockpit had an ice maker that apparently quit and the owner never replaced it. I would like to put a refrigerator in that space. What do you recommend? I do not have the dimensions right now but will next week.
     
  2. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I would never have a boat without an ice maker. I have grownup buying ice and dealing with it...it just sucks.
    We keep our fresh water tank sanitized so we could drink the water and no problem using the ice in drinks for years now.
    If we need more refrigeration than the salon fridge we keep a Yeti in the cockpit and it is usually beer and it's kept cold from the ice maker every other day.
    Don't give up the ice maker
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  3. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    Keep the ice maker. You will use it much more than an additional fridge.
     
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  4. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Especially they way you guys intend use your boat as noted in your other thread.
     
  5. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    I had an ice maker on the bridge of my boat for 7 years and never turned it on. We had a 5 day cooler that was always full of ice.
     
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  6. tc410

    tc410 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    I use my ice maker all summer long. Not to make ice - I hate crescent cubes in my drinks - but to dump a bag of clear store bought cocktail ice in every week or so.
     
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  7. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    We have a full size fridge in the galley and an oversized one in the cockpit. The cockpit fridge holds all beer and drinks. We have a small countertop icemaker if ice is needed for drinks. Just works better for us.

    Bennett
     
  8. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    We replaced our with a refrigerator and love it. If you want a refrigerator a dometic crx50 is an almost perfect fit. You will have to trim the edges and put something in above it to cover the hole. I just had a piece of stainless cut.
     
  9. 45Gunner

    45Gunner Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    131
    Sep 22, 2019
    Boynton Beach, FL
    2000 460 Sundancer. Garmin 8612 XSV, GHC 20 Autopilot, GMI 20, 215 VHF, GC 12, Fantom Radar.
    Twin 450 Diamond Series 6CTA 8.3M Cummins.
    Interesting responses and all appreciated. I wanted an ice maker and my wife said it would be better to have a fridge to keep cold drinks. I'm just the Skipper but she is the Admiral. Not a done deal yet. Stay tuned.
     
  10. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac, MX 335 Novurania
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury, 30 Yamaha
    I can't imagine not having an ice maker. I love ice cold beer. It just seems to me that refrigerator beer isn't the same as iced down beer out of my RTIC.
     
  11. Express 390

    Express 390 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    447
    Sep 14, 2018
    South Shore of Long Island NY
    1986 SeaRay 390 EC
    1993 SeaRay 290 DA single 7.4 /Bravo 2
    1992 SeaRay 230 DA 4.3LX Alfa drive
    Twin 454 Crusaders inboards 4 blades
    Very handy to have especially at cocktail time:cool:
     
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  12. fr8dog

    fr8dog Active Member

    340
    May 25, 2012
    Florida
    Currently Boatless
    460DA
    300DA
    370EC
    Boatless
    Having done longer cruises we found the ice maker to be of more use. We added a Culligan inline filter for it. Takes the main tank additives out.
     
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