Good morning cruisers! I am aware this question has been asked in many forms but please bear with me.........
I am converting an ice box which is shaped like a vertical wedge. 0.33m x 0.45m at the top, 0.74 of a metre deep, 0.13m x 0.33m at the bottom with the out board wall curved as the insulation
follows the hull
generally. It comes to about 85 lt .
I have been told the plan would be to install the holding tank/plate on the wall near the top of the tank or an evaporator down one wall (top to bottom) or attempt to bend the evaporator around the inside near the top of the tank, OR install an O shaped evaporator and some how set it up with the inside of the O operating as a freezer
?? And the outside of the O cooling
the fridge section?
I'm not overly concerned about having a freezer
section although I must admit it does seem like it would be handy. My main concern is this....
I see us mainly using the fridge to keep vegetables, occasional milk and butter and occasional fish
or other meat following a trip ashore. Is it likely that a holding plate/tank will give freezer burn to any vegetables sitting next to it or freeze drinks when this is obviously not wanted. Given our box shape it is likely to be difficult to keep products away from the plate. Or do they just not get that cold?
I am tossing up between constant temperature of I the evaporator system or the power efficiency of the holding plate.
I am also concerned that in order to keep products off the evaporator I would need to install a grill
to hold everything away and in my tall skinny box I would lose a lot of space?
Can any of you cruisers give us the benefit of your experience please?