Sailboat Do it yourself refrigerator / freezer

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Regarding to the boat galley which did not have a refrigerator and we wanted to have one in the galley. At least now we can get a cool drink :-). The process was to build a small refrigerator (also a freezer) with a power produce by wind generator and solar panel that charge the battery.

Staying at the private dock we don’t worry about battery but when we are out in the ocean somewhere far we will make sure the fridge can work well so we ordered two parts from Engel fridge-freezer conversion and stuff which contains a compressor and condenser. Anyway how to increase the installation it is difficult. There is an extra heavily insulated wooden board we build for top of the fridge. Also the insulation which was only 1 1/2 to 2 inches is now between 4 and 6 inches. This was a messy and very awkward job using insulated board and foam.

Our special thanks to the workshop from The Argosy, Prince Rupert

 

The Engel condenser, Quiet, powerful and uses very little power
The Engel condenser, Quiet, powerful and uses very little power

Ah a helping hand
Ah a helping hand

getting the cloth on before the epoxy goes hatwire again
getting the cloth on before the epoxy goeshatwire again

fill up the rest
fill up the restDSC_0658

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