We had one on our last boat. For a boat with an outboard engine
, it made sense. As she was a catamaran
, no gimbals were required to keep the unit reasonably level. I've read of them being gimbaled on keel
boats, but can't quite picture that.
So for that specific application, a propane
frig worked very well. At least after I modified the installation
by following the manufacturer's directions. (why can't boat builders read installation manuals
?) Good air flow is needed, and a small blower helps.
However, these are really rv units, not made for the marine environment
, so don't know how long they will last. I had to clean and paint
some rust, but it still was working when we sold the boat at 10 years.