Hello lovely people,
Another question for the gurus at cruiser forum. We are thinking about replacing our current
(non working) 12 volt, air cooled system. Our top loading ice box is about 125 litres and seems well insulated (currently two esky blocks keep my milk cold for about 24 hours). We also have a (also non working) front loading refrigerator
We are currently on a swing mooring
with no alternate power source (ie no shore power
or wind) however solar panels
are on our never ending boat improvement list.
We do a lot do day and weekend sailing, with a couple of longer cruises (a couple of weeks) a year. Our long term plan is a year off...
We are considering an ozfridge 200 l system. My thinking is that when we move onto the boat long term, we'll use this one as a freezer
and get the front loading fridge repaired as a fridge.
Is it reasonable to expect that a eutetic system will be any use at all for day sailing
? It's probably not a deal breaker as we can just use our esky blocks as we've been doing.
Are there any downsides to over speccing the system (bar the space lost
to the bigger plates)?
Is a eutetic system our best choice considering that we have no alternate power source. (I understand the concept
of overflow power and change of state)
Does anyone have any experience with ozfridge or any advice on a supplier. (We're in Australia
and would prefer to buy locally for service