Originally Posted by thefirstone
Yes it is a diesel heater. The previous owner lived on the boat up in Vancouver Island. I am going to remove it and fiberglass
in a box for a refrigerator.
I'd keep the heater and change out the tile for something that saves weight.
As for the adding refrigeration
, that's a slippery slope. Even a small Danfoss powered unit will draw about 3A when cooling
. If you assume 50% duty cycle, that's 36 AH per day, not to mention any other lights/instruments plus AP. So you start adding batteries and charge capability, and it gets expensive and heavy. Thousands $$
If you sail in areas where you can get ice in marinas
every few days, think about a well insulated ice box instead. I use about $2-3 per day in ice, and my box isn't very well insulated. A complete 200-300w solar installation
will cost at least $1500 by the time you're through, bigger/heavier house batteries. That's a lot of ice.