Thanks for the ideas. I checked both sites and have grabbed a few good ideas from both. I should mention this whole exercise is not based on being cheap
... although I am learning
how much the big "marine" freezer
companies mark up... where we are now it is almost impossible to get spares in without being gaffed solid by the rubber stampaholics and their kin. Bribes, backhanders, and all included things can wind
up costing three times before one actually has the bits on board. So, please do keep the ideas flowing. I am sure that this can turn into a very useful thread for a lot of people. I know what I have already learned about Danfoss compressors alone will save a lot of cruising funds for many people. Once this dance is over I want to write up what I have learned and post it for the benifit of sailors everywhere. Now about those holding plates?