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Living without refrigeration book recommendation

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I've been going through the mental drill on the power consumption for various comforts on the boat and the means to provide the power for those comforts. I'm a firm believer in "KISS" and would like to do some reading on living without refrigeration. Does anyone have a recommendation for some good reads.


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You might want to start with this one:
http://www.amazon.com/How-Prevent-Fo.../dp/0471195766

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I consider refrigeration a health factor as much, and maybe more, than a convience factor after all this is 2006 not 1906. Just MHO - Dave

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I've not read it (yet) but I suspect that "The Care And Feeding of the Sailing Crew" by Lin Pardey and Larry Pardey will have something to say about living without refrigeration.
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Completed a 2 year Caribbean Voyage without Fridge

My wife and I completed a 2 year Caribbean voyage without a Fridge.
Probably 90 % of the time we used ice. It worked out fine. Cost was
$1 a day. So we spent $780. We kept it in an igloo drinking cooler.
The kind you see on road construction. Drank the water. On top of
the ice we kept our meat and milk. I guess if you compared the cost
of Solar and wind @ $5000. Then add running the engines to keep the
batteries up from what Solar and Wind didn't do. Having a Fridge on
a boat is very costly! I noticed quite a lot of electrical repair.
Alternator,Regulator and Batteries overuse. Pumping too many Amps.
I can tell you its not the norm. I can only think of 2 other boats doing
it.........
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So, if that method works out well, would it make sense to get an ice-maker instead of a reefer?
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phase change

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So, if that method works out well, would it make sense to get an ice-maker instead of a reefer?
This approach would seem to be analagous to holding plate refrigeration which uses phase change technology. Just as the ice would have to be solidified, holding plates freeze up.

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