Fishing boat owners keen to preserve their catch in tip-top condition have been choosing Dometic Marine’s range of Eskimo Ice Crushed-Ice systems for over 25 years. The Eskimo Ice systems can deliver freshwater flaked-ice up to 35 feet from their engine room position to convenient deck locations such as a fish box or a cooler.
Smart digital monitors mounted remotely at helm positions on the bridge or cabins are conveniently located for ease of operation. They report the system’s operational status and alarms to skipper and crew at all times. If there are any problems they can be resolved as soon as possible to preserve the ongoing production and supply of ice.
As long-time fishing enthusiast Capt. Ronnie Fields says, “Catching the fish is one thing, keeping it in prime condition until you return to the dock is of equal importance. It’s vital to chill the catch as soon as it’s caught and the flake ice that my Eskimo produces makes good contact with the fish to chill it quickly. There aren’t any sharp edges on the ice to damage the skin of the fish. On a good day my guests and I can catch a lot of fish so we need a lot of ice.”
Each system features Dometic’s ‘Smart Logic’ Digital Display, which monitors status and automatically resets functions if problems with pressure, water and ice levels or blockages are detected. Mounted remotely, the digital display allows users to control the system from the deck, eliminating the requirement to go to the engine room.
“The biggest problems associated with tournament fishing ice machines include temporary failures in ice production and the inability to easily monitor the system. If ice production stops, users are typically required to mechanically reset the machine via its control pad in the engine room which can be impractical and inconvenient. Dometic’s Eskimo Ice eliminates these problems by incorporating automatic reset capability and enabling users to monitor and control system status remotely,” comments Bill Liptak, Product Engineer, Dometic Marine.
Eskimo Ice (EI600D & EIR600D)
Dometic’s Eskimo Ice is available in Self-Contained or Split-Gas models and 60Hz or 50Hz versions. Each system produces up to 25 lbs. (11.3kg) of crushed ice per hour and up to 600 lbs. (272kg) per day. The unit is easily installed below deck or in the engine room and ice pumped through a flexible hose (up to 30ft /9.1m in length) to virtually any location on board such as the fish box or cooler.
Eskimo Ice Cube (EI250D)
For smaller boats with less demand for daily ice output, Dometic offers the Eskimo Ice Cube in 60Hz or 50Hz versions. The compact self-contained unit produces up to 10 lbs. (4.5kg) of crushed-ice per hour and 250 lbs. (113kg) per day. Measuring 16”x16” (413mm x 413mm), the Eskimo Ice Cube is easy to install and takes up little space on board. With an insulated hose reaching up to 15ft (4.5m), the system can be installed in the engine room and ice pumped through the hose to the fish box or cooler.
To view the Eskimo Ice video, please visit: http://www.dometic.com/enus/Americas/USA/Marine/Ice-Crushing-Systems/Eskimo-Ice-Video/
In addition to the Eskimo Ice product line, Dometic Marine offers an extensive range of air conditioning, sanitation and refrigeration solutions from premium brands Cruisair®, Marine Air and SeaLand®.
Ice produced by the Eskimo Ice product line is not approved for human consumption.