Sail Life - Isotherm BI53 freezer & Obelix ready for sale

Publicerades den 28 mar 2021
The freezer finally showed up! This week I install an Isotherm BI53 freezer and get Obelix ready for sale (minus a deck wash).
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  • Do you know where in the US you will be visiting ?

  • 100* F plus hot!

  • Hi, what’s the metal thingy you use to cut with your circular saw? Looking for something like that...

  • Do you plan on insulating the freezer area? That would cut more sound? if you have extra. Awesome work as always.

  • Those freezers are actually a real go product line Mads, remember, when you have frozen food in their, it will cycle less frequently, as the food will help maintain a stable temp.

  • Very inspiring episode

  • Hi mads, have you got a video of the shower and toe rail.

  • Have you considered extending the dodger to provide more shelter from the weather?

  • hi boat is looking very good

  • Learn so much every episode. 👍🏼💥💯

  • Hi Mads, I have just been re-watching your video 364, and you talk once again about going to many dark cold places on your boat. Are you sure Ava coming from sunny California will want to spend month after month in freezing cold dark places!! I certainly wouldn't. I know it's none of my business because I won't be coming along! But cold dark places are not everybody's cup of tea. Also, by the way, the phrase is 'belt and braces'! I, like many thousands of your other followers, am really enjoying what you put out. I think you have surprised a lot of us with your expertise and craftsmanship. You could come and work with me any time! Phil

  • Hi Mads, what kind of labels do you juse for the various types ob cable diameters? And every size with one maschine? Just great!

  • Fresh and deliciously clean diesel!

  • I saw where you used a Chop saw? and didn't have the bag on it or a vacuum hose to keep the sawdust from flying around the cabin. Over sight?

  • When Mads says "it does not need to be perfect," what he really means is that it will be absolutely perfect.

  • I just can't get over how much he sounds just like the lockpickinglawyer

  • I would have left a 5mm gap between the freezer and the floor it sits on, if its flush on the floor id be scared of it building up moisture.

  • Does the bottle of Crackin sell with the boat? Lol

  • Great progress, Mads! Good luck with selling Obelix; you've done an honest job of fixing her up for sale and I'm sure that whoever purchases it will know exactly what condition she's in. Again, thanks for the excellent information and your super interesting presentation.

  • The missing humidity from the dryer test was the condensation you found on the hull underneath the freezer space. There is a direct connection through the cable trunking hole. (Never mind, I see you've already answered.)

  • You never need an excuse for ice cream, my expanding wasteline from the last year is proof of that 😂

  • Sock monster strikes again.

  • Mads now that you have declared Athena a bit of a power hungry boat, I am wondering what your plan is for a generator?

  • Talcum/baby powder all over the cables makes it really easy to pull and is easy to remove after with a vacuum cleaner on the conduit.

  • The question everyone has is: Was the ice cream you had B&J 'Chunky Monkey' ?!?

  • Excellent design on the freezer. I was pleased to see that you went with an air-cooled unit. The capacity of your freezer is not much different than our 60qt Engel. The engineering differences between the Isotherm and the Engel are minor. Both have swing compressors. We spent a good portion of last year in the Exuma, Bahamas area and had hard, frozen ice cream, ice cubes and stored meat in our freezer - air-cooled. You will be just fine. With seawater cooled systems, there are five or six systems that must be maintained, before you reach the refrigeration equipment. You will notice very little, if any, heat gain from the freezer. Great job.

  • Wow, your content always blows me away.

  • I wish my wife would let me cut plywood in the living room.

  • i wonder how my weekends will look once Athena is finished :/

  • I see that Kraken rum! You sly sailor ;)

  • Brilliant as usual, thanks for sharing.

  • Just wondering at what point the washer and dryer became hooked up? you stated in the other video of finishing the area where they are installed that they where not hooked up and you couldn't even hook the washer because there was no water tanks about the boat.

  • Nice video

  • Great video, got me thinking about the duel fridge freezer fir my camper bus.... :)

  • enjoyable video Mads, good to see everything coming together at last, what are those little pointy roof houses behind you towards the end of the video?

  • 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼USA

  • Why don´t you put some rubber silent blocks between the compressor mounts and the plywood?

  • Mmmmm ice cream

  • Nice job Mads - but clean those fenders for a better impression!

  • Pheww...you got some sanding in to that vid Mads..getting withdrawals been soooo long.

  • a 1 time test will not be an issue, but stopping a fan that is running does consume the inner parts, just for future reference :)

  • Hi Mads. I always watch your videos, they are interesting and very well made. Thank you for the effort you put into them. I came across an interesting method using a "toggle stick" to measure irregular areas on the SEnewss channel for SY Mistress. Although you are nearing completion of your boat I though you might find it useful if you haven't seen this before. senewss.info/slow/namnibBhjLCYh8g/video

  • Hi, what is the brand name of your silent heater fans.

  • Oh man, you got to go full space station mads, and craft a h2o extraction system for a air circulation on athena, this would rad!😁, however im sure you will come with an effective solution to the condensation issue.

  • Humidity didn’t go up with the dryer on 🤔?

  • The cooling water options suck. They cost way more. Use way more power. Do not do a damn thing except clog up the water pump.. trust me i know 20 years experiences

  • Comment down below! 😁

  • Mads, 3 words.... vent the drier

  • "Delicious" as always . Cheers

  • We should all be lucky enough to have you as the 'previous owner'. Nice work, as usual.

  • Where is Yerkel these days?

  • I spy with my little eye a kraken bottle good choice lol

  • I was expecting a segment on sanding the ice cream containers to make them spiffy, but I'll be fine otherwise.

  • As a veteran of boat refrigerator adventures I basically concur with your decision. We had the isotherm with salt water cooling and pump which basically rusted through because the previous owner didn't change the anode. It worked well but with a 10 year old pump it was a replacement job. We went with a hybrid system which uses air cooling and fresh water cooling via one of our water tanks. Our cold water rises about 1 degree, but I think the air cooling raises about 2°C. No big deal you think? Well when your saloon temperature is 38°C already you may think differently. Of course we could sail north, but that would get hotter because that is where the equator is. Sailing south because it is a bit toasty in the saloon may sound easy, but Mr Weather might have some input on that. All up I think your freezer looks to be a good choice. Thanks for the video Mads. Always appreciated.

  • Great video

  • Was -5C the max as freezers usually run at -20C? What if you use that Isotherm as a second fridge and make two separate compartments in your kitchen island where the other one is used as a freezer?

  • Hej! What are the A-frame buildings around the marina? At first I thought they were storage sheds for the boats but then there was another shot that showed they were much larger. Just curious :) Also, I have never known anyone that would wash ropes in their own washer and dryer. Wow, that was a shocker

  • The noise of the freezer can probably be dampened a bit more by getting egg crate stile foam and gluing it inside of the freezer open zone to absorb more sound.

  • "I really should start labeling the wiring in here..." That moment when infrastructure projections stop being theoretical and start getting Real.

  • My kind of over night test. Cheers she is looking good.

  • I have a question about the placement of the freezer. I noticed that you put it right next to the washer/dryer. Will heat from them make keeping the freezer cold enough difficult? Was there room to put it on the other side of that area and would that have been better? Thanks for your videos. I look forward to seeing them every week.

  • the freezer will be given out heat when it's running which might dry the air where your going to fit it .. Alex

  • Thinking the condensation is from the dryer's humidity hitting the cold hull?

  • For your analytics

  • Good video

  • I suspect your condensation comes from running the dryer without ventilation. The humidity doesn’t get high in the air because it is condensing quickly on the cool hull.

    • Sail Life may be a bit late now now but you can get self dryer dryers which capture water internally so doesn’t vent any moisture. It’s amazing how much water dryers make. We often get 2-3 litres per dry

    • The humidity from me sleeping aboard the boat is higher than when I've been running the dryer (while at work). Condensation is almost impossible to avoid on uninsulated surfaces with a water temp of 6C and rain outside (the condensation was only below the waterline).

    • +1 Was just going through the comments to see if someone already mentioned it.

  • Another great video

  • We used fans to drown out the strange noises at the various locations we stopped at.

  • You are amazing Mads. Thank you so much 😊👍

  • One of the things I look forward to on Sundays. A new Sail Life video👏👏😁

  • Would have been better to flush tank with gas

  • Great work 👍

  • I wonder if the ventless dryer had anything to do with that moisture you found under the freezer compartment....

  • Was that condensation caused from the dryer?

  • Ice cream close to the bed is good

  • Mads, Obelix is looking so good, I'm sure it will find a new home quickly and make many good memories for the new owner. It's great to see how quickly the interior of Athena is coming together, I'm sure you'll be under sail soon. Keep it up!

  • I haven't looked at the comments but you may want to put some neoprene or rubber washers between the compressor and plywood to eliminate some of the sound.

  • This feels like such a milestone for you. I think it might officially look less like a long term project boat than it looks like a sail boat getting a few things fixed.

  • Can we have an update on your dog? We haven’t seen him in a while.

    • Mads mentioned in a comment 3 weeks back that Jokull was well and living with a friend on a farm who have a female dog of the same breed. They were hoping for pups but that did not work out this time 👍

  • condensation on the hull after running the dryer unvented.....hmmm

  • I don't believe in the water-cooler option. seapocs will grow on the warm coil.( I experiance they ignore the copper material nowadays) I'm not really objective because I have an aluminium boat and I don't like copper :-)

  • You are an amazing guy.

  • in roughly....98 days😀. that sounds pretty exact lol. gonna all work out I'm sure! great work! rock on!👍🌴😀

  • It seems the temperature limitations of the freezer is likely to present a challenge for you and Ava in the tropics. I hope this does not come through or at least that it will be manageable. Good luck with the projects.

  • Mads, I wish everyone who sold stuff was as conscientious as you. I generally go in thinking the worst on everything I buy used. The positive to that is I'm never disappointed and get to laugh at the typically amateur hour repairs people have made rather than cry. Good luck on the sale! I don't think you'll need luck if the potential new owner watches your videos they should just gladly hand you the cash you are asking for. :)

  • The surface of the hull chilled by seawater creates a condensation plate exactly the same as a chilled coil in a dehumidifier. Your dryer's water vapor output is condensing on those cold surfaces. Numerous solutions available to you. In ADDITION to those you might install a dehumidifier in your HVAC system for health and comfort.

  • Great videos. What label maker are you using? Thanks

  • Tank cleaning secret: throw in handfuls of rock salt and just a little water. Shake, shake, rotate, shake.The rock salt is abrasive, like sand. It cleans the tank, and any remains are water soluble, so it all washes out. THEN you flush the tank with alcohol, which pulls out any remaining water.

  • I bet in 98 days all work stops!!!!

  • Mads, Do you intend to restore the cove stripe detail? The high freeboard on Athena would benefit from it.

  • Ready to sale or Ready to sail?

  • I really love how it came out the freezer seems to be great. You can improve opon it at a later date... But give yourself a break you do a class job!! New sub an am really enjoying the content... ✌🏻💗😊❣️

  • Nice work Mads , but how are the jobs to do list , as we have not seen a lot of movement on your post it notes , or is an update coming after the ice cream ? Love it ,take care .

  • Put the vent hole for the freezer inside the storage compartment to further deaden the sound.

  • Enjoyed watching you doing the DIY on your boat. The details you go into are brilliant.

  • Exciting! Can't wait till the maiden voyage!

  • Not only are you a man of many talents , but you have moral integrity meaning a honourable man .......

  • The condensation was likely from dumping the dryer air into the cabin. A layer of spray foam should help with that, because the freezer fan will draw wet air into the area behind the unit. A 1 15/16" corner guard will cover that big seam and can be trimmed down in the area above the counter top...

  • 15 Min for every hour and a half, is an excellent duty cycle. Air cooled was a great choice with less problems too. Next test is to see how cold it gets with the control turned half way! Minus 15C (+5F) would be a good temp to aim for, -20C (-5F) usually the limit for 134A gas. I got a little freezer down to -28F, I was astounded ,almost cold enough to store Phyzer vaccine LOL, (5 cu.ft draws 50 watts)! You're going to love the possibilities on a hot Caribbean afternoon ! Great work and great video. Cheers

  • You will soon be a one-boat owner again. Not as simple and easy as being a single guy, but at least it will be an improvement. I jest. I am a happily-married full-time sailboat cruiser. But there is a certian simplicity having a one boat/one guy sort of life.