hey guys (and gals)
this is a follow up to a post of mine back from back in june in which i inquired about the best way to build and ice box, from scratch. see:http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...box-26977.html
well i couldnt have done it without your help, and heres how it went.
i got 4 4x8 sheets
of the 1" dow blue board, r value - 5, i took very careful measurements of the big empty space i had to work
with (pic 1) and proceeded to make a jigsaw puzzle with the pieces, all the joints are staggered, as i read that was best. 4 four by eight sheets
and very little waste gave me a 3.5 cu ft. box with 5 layers on the bottom (5"), 4 on the sides and top (4") and 6 along the back, total r value = mid/low 20's. when i had all of the pieces cut and fit i glued each panel together (bottom, sides, back, top). i first used thickened epoxy
for the bottom but realized that was over kill and way to much work
and did the rest with heavy duty spray ahesive and weighed them down real good. once i had the panels
made i dry fit them again. once they all fit perfect i epoxied down the bottom, sprayed ahesive foam in all he cracks and installed the front, back and sides. cut an opening out of the top but left it off for a while, after i cleaned up all the excess foam i made a fiberglass
liner by pulling pieces from a flat mold
. epoxied these in, built shelves, installed a drain, and painted.
meanwhile with the top off i cut an opening, glassed the opening and underside and glassed the lid. once that was done i did the same thing, spray foam in the gaps and put top on, epoxy
fillet where top meets side. after that it was alot of detail work on the lid, making the counter top and making her pretty.
ohh yea, i did all of this with the boat
on the hook.
enjoy the pictures