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post #2 of Old 02-11-2011
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By far, your greatest power need while cruising and living on the hook will be refrg/freezer. Unless you are stoic enough to do without, great care and effort should be put to the best insulation for the box and a low power use cold plate. Many, like me, use one of the 12VDC systems with the small fan for heat exchange on a Danfloss compressor. My choice was a Technautics "cool blue", but it's served me well for about 15 years. There may be a newer technology now. Of course, whatever you find that works at 12VDC can be supported by your shore power when at the dock. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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