Hi Anya! See you again soon I hope.
JohnL if I were planning my travels based on where I could get ice and haul 50# blocks via dink possibly I might go with a top opening box. With solar panels
and Danfoss compressors and 8 T-105s no way am I gonna have a top loader. The drawers make the air exchange loss very small. The sensible heat for air is 1.08/CF*Delta T and for latent would need ambient conditions but the loss isn't that great - sufficient to say if Vickie wants a front loader then that's what she will have
James S I'm not sure brave is the right word - crazy more like it but necessity is the mother of invention and we will soon be homeless in Cincinnati and I would rather be in El Caribe on the boat anyway.. I wouldn't even attempt a liveaboard
refit on most boats. Ours has the aft cabin
isolated from the rest of the boat by the pilot house. We cook in the cockpit
anyway and I will add a head
to the existing vanity area in the aft cabin
and so will have a nice clean refuge from the mess up front. I hope. Please Neptune let this work....