I mounted my Cold Machine evaporater verticle. I figured the newly filled ice trays would not spill as easy, and with a top loading box it is more convenient.
On my Bristol 35 the refer box is quite large. I added an inch of insulation
on the inside and reglassed it, for more insulation. I also made 2 opening lids. 1 is over the evaporater. The other on the other side. This way I don't have to open the whole top to get stuff out. I also mounted the evaporater high enough so a stach of beer
fits below it for proper cooling
A word of caution. When I reglassed the box on the inside, I used poleyester resin. It was about 15 years ago, so bear with me.
After finishing, I couldn't get the resin smell out of the box! It was a major problem as I was living aboard
and was using the box.
After asking numerous sources, one person had the answer. It was the resin I used. I can't remember which it was, but I either used resin with wax, or without. One of them lets the stuff that smells rise to the surface and dissapear. The other doesn't.
The cure was to rub it down numerous times with MEK.
Try eating corn on the cob that tastes like fiberglass
Hope this info helps someone.