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Vacuum panels

Just wondering if anyone has experience with vacuum panels used for refrigeration box insulation.
I'm finishing a Cape George 38 that came with a Glacier Bay panel set. By the time the boat is launched the panels will be 10 years old and I'm leary of the technology. Would I be better off over the long run with 4"-6" of blue board and fewer worries? Tearing apart the galley due to panel failure is not on my list of boat maintainance items.

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IMHO, vacuum panels don't belong on a cruising boat... while they work they're great...but they eventually leak, and then you have effectively no insulation to speak of. 4-6" of the blue stuff is far better and going to be more reliable in the long run, especially if you can do it right, while you've still got the thing in pieces.
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