Originally Posted by gbaglo
You need to re-read your post. In fact you said the batteries didn't last beyond six hours and that the trip is ten hours.
They went dead on one approx six hour trip BUT as I clearly said before that, not on the other trips. In a separate post I said the fish stayed frozen for ten hours (Bella Coola to Port hardy).. not that the batteries lasted ten hours. I had no choice in this case as it was an unplanned exit out of Bella Coola.. if the fish spoiled they spoiled
In my post, I said nothing about jell ( gel actually ) packs or thirty days.
I know you didn't mention it. I did just so we would be clear that it was not an option for me because it sounded like you were offering it as one.
I mentioned the system used by fish camps to get frozen fish back to Europe with their clients
And, besides, the important thing is having enough room for beer and keeping it cold.
You say and others do that the refrigerator stays cool a long time.
It either does or it doesn't.
If it does the batteries will not be needed much and wont run down
If it doesn't the batteries will be on all the time and run down.
You pick it.
But here is what I found.
If you run the refrigerator for a couple hours at the highest setting to get it coldest then you can turn it down to the lowest (which as far as I know will keep the fish frozen for days) and the batteries will not be needed as much over the trip time.
Ron thinking (at least on person thought my post was worthwhile)