Replace icemaker with cabinet - 330/340EC

YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 152Member
I removed the icemaker and I'd like to replace it with some sort of cabinet.  Any recommendations on where I could find something close to the same size as the opening?  SSI plastics has a few options but they look a bit cheap.

Thanks!

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  • mattiemattie Sarnia, OntarioPosts: 317Member ✭✭✭
    Try Boat Outfitters, some cool marine stuff there...
    https://www.boatoutfitters.com/
    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 152Member
    edited October 2019
    Perfect! They can custom make a door for me. Not cheap but will look great. Thank you for the recommendation. 
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 2,502Member ✭✭✭✭
    Sorry but I’d highly recommend that you keep the ice maker. All of the comparable boats have them so when you go to sell you’ll be the boat without the ice maker. Also, we absolutely love our ice maker, couldn’t live without it, all future boats will require it now that we’ve had it. 
    06' 342EC & 01' 310FV (both sold)

  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,867Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dont listen to Lib. No one wants nasty ice from a hose or storage tank water. Thats why they make Yetis
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 152Member
    It’s not working and it’s 10 years old and disgusting. Also what Handy said :)
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 2,502Member ✭✭✭✭
    Careful listening to Handy, he is not a boater. 
    06' 342EC & 01' 310FV (both sold)

  • mattiemattie Sarnia, OntarioPosts: 317Member ✭✭✭
    YYZRC said:
    Perfect! They can custom make a door for me. Not cheap but will look great. Thank you for the recommendation. 
    Yaa good stuff at Boat Outfitters. I’m going to take out our fridge & repurpose the cabinet. Rather have a cooler slide with fresh ice etc.....

    They also make a nice marine starboard fire extinguisher bracket, pricey but correct. Better than the metal or plastic hangers.
    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 152Member
    edited October 2019
    I ordered a custom door and I'll spend the winter building a cabinet out of starboard.  I think it will be a perfect place to store bottled water and other drinks!
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 152Member
    My new ice maker just arrived!! :)


  • mattiemattie Sarnia, OntarioPosts: 317Member ✭✭✭
    YYZRC said:
    My new ice maker just arrived!! :)


    That's cool. You happy with Boat Outfitters? - looks like a quality product. It'll definitely look like a factory original.
    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 3,124Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very nice, look forward to seeing it installed once you finish up the box!
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 152Member
    edited November 2019
    mattie said:
    That's cool. You happy with Boat Outfitters? - looks like a quality product. It'll definitely look like a factory original.
    They were great to work with.  They helped me make some tweaks after ordering and found a shipping method that didn't crush me with brokerage fees.

    My only complaint is that I ordered the version with the seal, and it's clear that the seal won't actually work to seal the door because of the tolerances.  No big deal for my application but I wouldn't spend the $25 on the seal if I did it again.

    I've been working away at the cabinet, it should work great but getting it installed will surely be painful.
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 152Member
    edited November 2019
    Cabinet is done except for a shelf or two. Plan was to use 1/4 and 1/2 starboard but Noah’s only had 3/8. Not ideal. 

    I built it angled to try to capitalize on the space available but not sure I will be able to assemble it in the hole so it might take a couple tries!


  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 3,124Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @YYZRC , any chance your ice bin and front grill are in good shape? My bin is missing and grill is very yellow. Would you be willing to sell?
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 152Member
    I think I have the bin on the boat and I will check the condition of the grill. You can have them, just pick up the tab for shipping. Need anything else?
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 3,124Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great! Thank you! How’s the frame and door? The pop rivets would need to be drilled off to remove the frame. Mine are ok, wouldn’t hurt to have a spare if they eventually get rusty.
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 152Member
    Door is rusting along the bottom edge, I think the only useful part might be the seal.  The grill is ok, it's cracked around the screw and it looks as though it has been painted at some point.  The frame is pretty bent up from removal/transport (I wasn't treating it nicely).

    Happy to send the grill to you along with the ice bin which I will collect next time I'm on the boat.  Let me know if you want the door seal or any other parts.
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 3,124Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Don’t worry about the grill, I can paint mine. I’ll just take the bin and seal. Thank you!
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,572Member, Moderator mod
    This is really what makes this place that much more special!  @yyzrc you are awesome!!

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 2,502Member ✭✭✭✭
    Aero, they make new seals and sell them affordably, recommend just buying a new seal, brand new seal made a world of difference on our ice maker
    06' 342EC & 01' 310FV (both sold)

  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 3,124Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yea, @YYZRC don’t worry about the seal. I’ll just take the bin. Thanks again.
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 3,124Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @YYZRC , the owner of this 350 had the same idea as you with the cabinet in place of the ice maker.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/123973644505


  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 152Member
    edited November 2019
    Very strange - looks like they added an ice maker behind the doors!



    It also appears to be made out of wood  :confused:
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,572Member, Moderator mod
    Those portable ice makers are great!  I used to carry one around on my 310 and I'll still bring it along for events like Rinkervous.  They make up to 30lbs of ice in a day and you can just pour fresh water in them (they do only run on 120VAC).  I also use it sometimes at home for a party.  Only thing is it does not keep the ice frozen, meaning the ice will melt over time in the unit, but the water will just go back in to make ice.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

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