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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 04/24/12 - 2:01pm
Author: Brian
Subject: Ice Box Conversion
In reply to: Bruce (M31#95) 's message, "Refer." on - Monday - 04/23/12 - 1:40pm

Hi,

That sounds good about the ice box conversion. On the 2" rigid insulation board, where did you get it? Is there a specific type or brand? Was it expensive? What would you think about doubling it on the engine side? How hard was it to fiberglass?

Thanks,

Brian Gran Mariner 1973 M36 #9

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[> [> [> Rigid Insulation -- Bruce, - Wednesday - 05/23/12 - 1:03pm

Hey Brian,
Sorry, I have been on Holiday in Portugal. I bought 2" thisck Styrofoam rigid insulation from Home Depot. No particular brand name. I simple used a hand saw to cut and shape it. I used Sikka-flex marine sealant to glue it to the stainless steel. It was inexpensive and easy to work with. I used TAP Plastics x-mat fiberglass roving cloth and West Systems Epoxy to glass in the foam, and after the epoxy kicked, I used west Systems Fairing powder mixed in the epoxy, and after sanding smooth, I painted everything with Perfection LPU epoxy primer and topcoat paint. I also installed new 1-1/4" drain fittings for both galley and cockpit coolers. Let me know if you want pictures. It is an easy installation (but somewhat tedious due to the various steps)
Ciao!


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