I was thinking about replacing the fridge with freezer
compartment to a fridge only unit, hard to find something adequate, because it is not a standart residential size. I doubt any camping / marine
units are any better and they are insanely expensive.
Another option would be to replace the top loader freezer by a residential combi tower, far more space, but I am a little afraid about how this will behave in rough seas. There are units with internal drawers that may be sufficient to keep the contents in place. Second concern is the mechanical stability of the compressor
and evaporation unit of residential units, they are made for stationary use and to keep them silent, not to keep them in place in rocky waves, also the access to the helm wiring
and winches will become more painful, you would have to remove the fridge to dismantle the roof panel.
But I would love to have no-frost gear
, that defrost itself.
The A/C is permanently causing trouble, especially the 220V water
intake pumps. And they use a lot of valuable storage
If I could configure it freely, I would add only one A/C unit with a flap to switch between owners hull
or the salon
and would also add a diesel heater
and as furnance.
Especially if you think about cruising also outside of the tropics belt, an adequate furnance is a necessity.
You can use the A/C as heat pump
, but only when in the water, a separate heater
can run also on the dry and is far more efficient.
As I said, I do like the genny and it's size, despite the fact that it takes up a big cockpit
locker. I guess, if you are going for a diving compressor
, you will need either a generator
or a compressor with its own gas engine
. In this case a diesel generator
would be more versatile.