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Old 24-07-2015, 18:06   #1
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Beneteau 343 12v refrigerator replacement?

It looks like the little 12v refrigerator on my Ben343 has quit. any idea who the manufacturer is or any recommendations for a replacement that won't require extensive cabinet modifications? Thanks.
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Re: Beneteau 343 12v refrigerator replacement?

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Old 26-07-2015, 15:04   #3
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Re: Beneteau 343 12v refrigerator replacement?

Turns out, it's an ISOTHERM CL130 - here's the problem (blame it on Beneteau!): when they installed the unit, to secure it to the deck, Beneteau simply drilled three holes through the bottom of the fridge and then used three SS long wood screws that were screwed into a plywood board that was screwed on to the floorboard. The inevitable condensation and water then simply found it's way down the screws and eventually rusted out the bottom, especially the steel flange around the bottom which then swelled with rust making it impossible to fully seal the door closed. Nothing wrong with the compressor, but it cost me $1100+ to replace the unit - I'm thinking of using L-brackets to secure the sides this time. Not a happy Beneteau owner.
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