oK guys. I am a light weight on this issue. I have an oversized front opening home style 12/110 Norcold that is 27 years old. I strongly suspect it is less than efficient. It turns the galley
into a cave and if it were gone the whole place woule open up + added counter top.
I have (product of soon to be divorce) a larger bar fridge that pulls 1.4 amps at 110 which is almost 13 amps at 12 volts. I have a 2.5 kw inverter
with a 3.5 kw generator
. I plan to add a chest freezer
($175) @ 1.7 amps. Right now I have 2, 235 amp 8ds and I might have to add another, but I have not tested the system.
Now, I have it together on the airconditioner (13 run amps) it is only to be used while the generator
is running or plugged in at the dock
. Now while on the hook, I plan to load the freezer
with dry ice stacked at three different levels wrapped in bubble wrap whit additional bubble wrap at the top, with the lid duc taped shut for additional protection against leakage. The fridge I will have frozen gallon containers of water
in it and start the trips(s) with duct tape against leakage and maybe dry ice too.
First days out I will live out of an igloo and do all I can not to open either freezer or fridge until absloutely necessary.
Thoughts and or suggestions that might help make this system work for a couple of weeks at a time? Any other tricks shared will be appreciated. You see I get really super ribeyes out of fort Worth @ $4 a lb so I will have about about 100 of em vacumm packed and frozen. might be good trading stock at the islands.
I hope I do not have to bite the bullet and do a marine
system,,Thoughts. I would much rather have underway cable tv... Yeah I know but decadence is good...right??