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Old 23-03-2013, 07:43   #1
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Mills, WI
Boat: O'Day 39
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New refrigerator
My boat (o'day 39) was first purchased and spec'ed out for a charter fleet in the virgin islands. The nav station was replaced with another Ice box and bar above.
We decided to replace the ice box with a front loading refrigerator. The door will open to port. Not ideal. Certainly not if you are sailing on a starboard tack. We plan to use this exclusively for food so the beverages will be in the top loading Ice box on the port side. I can ease the sheets a bit if Susan is making lunch below but this should be seldom as we decided at the start that my boat was to be converted to a more modern design intended to be used down below only at anchor or in her slip.

I checked out many units even a few Walmart dorm room units I could run off the inverter. I decided against them as I was unsure of there functioning when the boat was heeled as well as the higher power draw and noise. I had many second thoughts since they are VERY cheap!!

I settled on the latest model Norcold at 3.0 CU FT. This unit is much more space efficient fitting in the same cutout as an older 2.4. It uses a danfoss BD35 compressor that is said to be very efficient and quiet and will run at a 30Deg angle. (we will soon see) 3.0 CU FT. is a lot of room just for food.

Our galley is set-up in mirror finish stainless. I did not want to pay the extra 75$ for the mirror finish insert and silver plastic frame so I purchased the cheaper black unit and slid in a 22 gage mirror stainless insert I sheered it at the factory where I rebuild the boat. I think it looks better, I must admit that I saved very little money
I attached a photo of the unit. You can decide if it was worth it.

I can still return this thing so I'm interested in any comments, suggestions, or tips on installing these things?
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