our boat back in February we have been exceptionally happy. At this time there is only one great concern and that is the refrigeration
system presently in the boat. Presently there is only one cooling
plate which is located in the freezer
. A four inch hole has been cut between the freezer
and the adjoining fridge section.
This system is totally inadequate. For a three or four day charter
it may have been Ok but after this the good in the fridge starts to go off. Fruit and vegetable first followed by other consumables. The freezer is not particularly efficient and will not freeze food
but will freeze water
over two days. Bags of ice will remain frozen.
On closer inspection
it appears that there was a panel of some description installed at the rear of the fridge due to the placement of mounting holes for screws and also a larger hole that has been filled in for piping. The only thermostat is located in the freezer section.
Can anyone tell me what the original set up was or if in fact this was the factory arrangement ( I would find this hard to believe) I would like to hear what other owners have in their boats as I wish to replace the current
system as soon as possible.
I am looking at a system by Ozfridge here in Australia
which will require a double eutectic plate in the freezer and a fan driven and thermostatically cooling
system to keep the fridge cold. The compressor
is a water
and air cooled unit that is capable of freezing or refrigerating a combination of the same to 200 litres. Having measured the system it would be more than adequate for my needs having spoken to the Ozfridge engineer
. The other advantage of this system is that it can be installed relatively easy for the average handyman.
Would love any feedback regarding other Lagoon
owners or suggestions. The unit will be operating in a tropical location most times.
Greg and Sue
SV Sunshine L 410 S2