"'ll go have a look for the PaulinOz insulation posts."
For what it is worth.
The insulation helped a lot, but the smell from the glue took a long time to go away. It has increased the time off between cycles, but has no effect on the frosting up and the consequently required de-frost. Which in the tropics can end up being as often as every 3-4 weeks. Just a bloody pain in the a....
We have boats worth a million or more and they use the same old marine
rubbish for heating
and drink. For the price
of an Eno 3 burner stove
top and oven
light, no oven fan and barely big enough to warm a couple of pies in) you can purchase
a S/S commercial
oven and cook top.
I believe the production cat builders need to stop using modified appliances
(gimbals removed) from 30-40 foot mono's and get serious about the fit out. Domestic style appliances
work fine in the Power Trawler
2 x 12 VDC freezers 200 lt and 3 x 12VDC fridges 340 lt cost approk $10,000 AUD.
1 x 600 lt fridge/freezer costs $1800 AUD leaving $8,200 to boost inverter/solar/battery power to run. It will work and you will not have to defrost it.
Fridge space allowed for on boats is still based on a small bar fridge sized units, because it was all that could be fitted on the 30-40 foot mono in the day. The problem is the design of the boat will not accommodate a 1700mm x 850mm x 650mm currently without very major cabinetry modifications.
Which I currently believe will impact the resale value, due to being non-standard as perceived by the market. Rant mode off!!!