I completed my fridge box a while back, but just installed the evaporator panel. It's a Frigoboat system with the largest plate I could fit.
The box is a funny
shape as you can see from the pics, and dimensions are about 1m wide athwartships (3ft), 40cm long fwd/aft (1.5ft), and about 1m deep (3ft). Starboard side has a step in it to conform to the hull
One thing that I hadn't thought about is that since it's so wide - firstly it will be a challenge to pack well.. but more importantly, when rolling, won't the contents damage the evaporator plate?
I'm considering welding up a "fence" in the middle to divide it into two so that theoretically the weight of the stuff leaning on the plate on starboard tack will be less and the distance things fly around will also be less.
I can't put in a piece of wood or anything vertically continuously bonded to the box itself since the plate covers the aft face of the box, so was thinking of welding up some angles/flat bar in vertical strips to make a fence that will straddle the plate on the aft side.
I have no issue with welding up such a fence or even two - but my questions are:
A: Do the plates actually need protection or am I wasting energy on a non-existent problem?
B: Is a single
C. What containers etc does everybody use to stack provisions - especially in "non-standard" dimensions -considering that the space leftover will not suit standard tupperware etc..? (A friend mentioned making plywood/glass trays, but that sounds like too much work at this stage if there's a ready-made alternative available)
Thank you muchly in advance!