Originally Posted by mikereed100
cooled frigoboat did very well in the tropics in water
up to 90 degrees, with similar air temperatures.
We spent a couple of weeks on the hard
with it and found it not too difficult to rig up a drip system to keep the refer running. Basicly a tupperware braced over the keel cooler
with rags stuffed along the edges, then a tube siphoning water
from bins in the cockpit
. We had to refill the bins every couple days but not a big deal.
I suggest great caution on that practice; it may have been a factor in my system failure (Frigoboat - The Smoking Gun (or compressor)
), and, nearly certainly, compressor
temperatures likely contributed as well.
The literature and cautions don't say why not, but the implication is that it won't be efficient, or, maybe, work at all. Not mentioned is the heat load it imposes on the compressor...