@DenverOn - It's an old boat circa 1985. It's difficult to tell if the freezer was done at factory or after market. I bought her (as third owner) with freezer already installed. The quality of the cabinetry done around the freezer would seem to indicate factory install. The one change that was made to the system is that the engine
(belt) driven compressor has been disabled in favour of 12v refrigeration
. I guess at some point I'll have to haul out
and clean out all the crufty legacy bits that are non-functional.
@RichardKollman - Many thanks for the comments. The freezer is aircooled. However the compressor sits in a cabinet above the freezer. The door to the cabinet is slatted (louvers?). I am also worried about the ventilation in this area and how it might affect performance. I'll try to post some photos/video the next chance I get.
@AnnaSail I don't know that anyone has added refrigerant. Certainly not since I bought her. Then again, the freezer has never worked properly since purchase
@Xlantic this problem persists irrespective of having her on shore power
or not. I've left the freezer running for weeks on shore power to see what happens and temperature just never drops to acceptable levels.
@dohenyboy - thanks. I had a similar thought. Now I just have to figure out which bulkhead/panel gets the hole and how I explain said hole to SWMBO