Well, it was time to get rid of our perfectly good 110 volt frig / freezer on Sinbad and install a 12 volt frig / freezer. The 110 system just wasn't going to cut it for crossing oceans, the extension cord would be just to damn long!
So last Oct. Diane and I are at the Annapolis Boat Show and I'm talking to the owner of the company that makes the CoolBlue Refrigeration System (I talked with him the year before at the Chicago Boat Show and knew I want one) and Diane walks up. So I said "Honey let me have your credit card"........and she gave it to me! Cool! ...So $2400. later we have a big box coming to my door. That "Honey let me have your credit card" probably wont work again but man-o-man I hope it does.
I removed everything associated with the 110 system from the boat, 2 holding plates, tubing, wiring, controls, pump and so forth. I was making Diane a little nervous. The reason she was getting jumpy is I was doing this at the same time I was riping things up for our new battery's, plus I just cut a 10" x 15" hole in the aft cabin floor(another story).
Back to the new frig / freezer. Sinbad's old chest type frig / freezer was so big that I could not touch the bottom of the frig or the freezer with out leaving my feet. Not good. So I put 9" of foam insulation sheeting on the bottom of both boxes and some FRP on top of that. Cut a 2 1/2" hole at the bottom for flow thru and a plate to control the flow (coated the hole with epoxy).