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Old 01-05-2015, 20:03   #31
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Re: Refrigerator - on or off

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Why take the Chance?

Easy....convenience...our lives and much of our "needed gear" is all about comfort and convenience. You are not going to get me to clean out my live aboard refrigerator just because I'm away for a week.
Of course not. But that's another false equivalency. It's your house.

How many folks leave stuff in a fridge in a summer cabin in the woods is more like it.

The OP was maybe not clear, but if you're a weekend warrior many feel it's not worth it, for good reason.

But, like I said before, your boat, your choice.

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Re: Refrigerator - on or off

Oh absolutely Amigo....
I think there are different circumstances where it makes sense for sure.
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Re: Refrigerator - on or off

We leave ours off and open when away from the boat for a week or two. It cools down relatively quickly and most food would go bad anyway.

Our current setup will freeze everything in the fridge if we leave it running anyway...experience has proven this one, so we leave it off. I also agree with the "why use it when not there" crowd, just seems like asking for trouble. If we where only away for days at a time my perspective would likely change though.

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Old 02-05-2015, 05:35   #34
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Re: Refrigerator - on or off

Who would have thought that people leaving their refrigerators on while they were off the boat would cause such anger by some

stop blowing smoke up my rear, blow it at the sails instead
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