There are two possibilities here.
1. Skip has had something horrible happen to his insulation
that would make a BD80 compressor incapable of handling the 10CF classic spillover system when a BD50 could.
2. The SeaFrost system is malfunctioning.
We do 10CF classic spill over systems literally every week, including test box runs at 70 and 90 deg ambient temps and it works...the data and testimonials don't lie. So it has to be either 1 or 2 above.
Now here something that is probably hurting you Skip. I've known you for years online and have read almost every post you have made from the beginning, so I love you and your cruising and posting
, sharing style. BUT it freaks a lot of people out....especially vendors that don't feel as comfortable as I do with what goes on online. So I'm just saying that some seeming lack of support could be out of fear of having the "dirty laundry" of a troubled unit being shared so openly online. I've spoken to vendors that tell me (and I am NOT saying SeaFrost is one of them) that once a client with a problem takes it online they stop providing support to that client and basically limit communication in a damage control mode. I've heard this from more than one vendor while standing around the boat shows killing time during a slow spell.
Vendors are scared to death of chat rooms, blogs and clients that have a large online following. I get it having had a blog while cruising with 1500 visitors per day (peanuts I know but it did earn me $150-$200/mo in Google
ads). But all the marketing
consultants alive will tell you, as a business Never to discuss any potential negative issue online...never put anything in writing that you think will hurt you on a blog or chat room. In fact a online marketing
company we hired to help improve our organic google
search results when people type in the word "water maker" found my personal blog and user profiles on cruising forum and other sites and told me to delete them all immediately! I was told it was all risk with no reward to say things....anything online these days. Well...Mr smart ass me told that guy to F-off and we fired him because I enjoy posting my rants and advice online and am not going to change who I am just so evil google will like me more.
OK...I know I'm drifting off topic, but the folks at SeaFrost could be more worried about your overly detailed postings all over the internet
than they are about helping you fix the system....so they clam up rather than trying to help. Just something to consider from a long time follower of your adventures.
Like I said before if you had one of our systems with this horror story...we would send you a new one and get that one back to the shop for testing. I don't care is we lost
every cent of profit we made on the original sale
...its just how I do business. AND we have had CoolBlue units fail and embarrassing **** go wrong...our poop smells just like everyone elses so I'm not knocking SeaFrost in any way. What matters isn't that a company doesn't ever lay a pile on the lawn...its how they clean it up!
Bottom line...you have a problem still with that unit and need a refrigeration
expert aboard to figure it out because I doubt your insulation
suddenly went bad. Good luck my friend and even as a competitor to SeaFrost I'm rooting for them to figure out the problem and make it right. Randy here at Technautics and Cleave at SeaFrost are two of the old times icons in the marine refrigeration
business and have forgotten more about marine
refrigeration than most folks will ever know.