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Frigoboat seems to disagree. From their site:
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Frigoboat doesnt much go past the 15 deg. 'approach' and it has HUGE surface area. BIG difference between the long run 'coil' of a Frigoboat and the small 2-3 ft. CuNi coil of a 'standard' system.

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If the water is 85 degrees wouldn't the air be a bit warmer, or at least as warm as that?
Yep, that's the truth.

In the tropics an ambient air temp of 35 degrees C is not uncommon and under those conditions it will negatively affect an air cooled unit. There is no doubt in my mind that a water-cooled condenser is the better way to go.

The only reason I never did that was because to get to an existing skin fitting from where the fridge installation is located was a total mission so I've opted for air-cooled. I may live to regret that choice.


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