new to this forum but it seems as if i might get some good info here. i have a 1964 pearson
vanguard 32. new to this boat also. it seems to have at some point had some kind of refrigeration or cold plate built in, as there are cut outs side and back for what looks like compressors or evaporators, but were removed and sealed? before i got her. im wondering a few things, so here goes :
1- ice box is near motor
and im not sure what kind of insulation i have all around, i dont really want to redesign icebox
location, so if any one knows what kind of and how well the insulation i have works it would save me some digging.
2- I plan eventually to do some serious cruising (carribean and possibly beyond) so i would like lower cost and lower mantainence options for cold plate or refrigeration systems. ie. manufacturers and suppliers, also any personal experiences.
3- In the midst of this project
I am also adding more batteries and rewiring and would like suggestions on baterry size and type and good ways to combine multiple charging
options. I have right now 1 solar
panel putting out about 2 a/h full sun, a honda
2000 watt portable generator(great to have) and I believe the original atomic 4 gas motor
that i have recently reworked (not sure of alternator
output probably standard 14V?)
answers to any and all of these questions would be much appreciated, thanks