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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