i have a '78 catalina 30. currently there is an icebox on board. i recently pulled the alcohol stove and now have a vacant space where it was installed. i was thinking of installing a small refrig. kind of like the one you would use at college. i mostly do day sails with the kids and occasionally overnights. i was thinking of using the refrig. mainly to keep things cold during the week when we arn't on board by using the shore power. thus eliminating bringing drinks, condiments, etc. back and forth everytime we go out. i figure for the overnights i could still use the icebox. just wondering if anyone else is doing this?
I've used an AC fridge and left frozen chemical ice packs in it when away from shore and a cheap inverter will work off your batteries in a pinch. For a hundred bucks it's a cheap fix.