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Fridge Build and Install...

Not sure if this is the right forum to post this on or not, but our Endeavour came with an ice box (out of the way) and an inefficient 12v/120v upright fridge. After taking measurements at the boat I made a new 12 volt fridge that we are really happy with after using it for a couple months. I have no firm data at this point, but feel it is using less than 20 amp/hr per day and maybe less than 15.

I feel that is due to....

...the large amount of insulation used (4 inchs on the wall, 3 inches in the lid and 7-9 inches for the floor. Also we choose...

...the 84 series compressor condensor. The box is all ... box ....

...under the 2 lids with a 1/2 cu. ft. evaporator/freezer and the total box is about 4 cu. ft.. The compressor is designed for boxes almost twice this big so is not worked very hard.

Here is a picture going into the boat ....

... It sticks out further than the old counter which is good as now we have more counter space.

Items that are needed more often, daily, are in the smaller section under the lid where the bowl is above and ...

....the larger side is reserved for the freezer and longer term storage.

The whole build and install can be found here on our site....

Endeavour 37 Interion Mods Index

...if there are any questions I'll be more than happy to try and answer them,



Our 26 MacGregor and Our 37 Endeavour and Our Trips

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