I am just about to start a rebuild
of the icebox
on my boat, primarily to replace and enhance the insulation
, but also to make the space work better. Current
I have a single
box that is about 6.5 ft^3 with a Adler Barbor SCM and a large vertical bin evaporator.
My plan is to convert this to a spill over system with a temperature activated fan built into an insulated wall. I will then have about 1.7 ft^3 of freezer
with the remainder being fridge space. From the drawing, the lower hole will be a fan, the other one will be a return for the warmer air.
I know this system isn't perfect, but any general comments? The entire box will be R25-R30, with all areas around the freezer
at R30. We will be living aboard
in the tropics, hopefully using solar
for most of the energy production.
My main question is what makes sense for organization on the fridge side? We currently have two wire baskets that hang in their, but because of the curved hull
sides, there is a ton of wasted space, let alone the nightmare of finding something not on top. Any ideas as far as what has worked for people living aboard
using similar spaces?