Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Eastern Ontario
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Re: Provisioning for Gunkholing and Voyaging on Small Light Displacement Sailboats
Thermoelectric coolers, or Peltier coolers, are extremely inefficient. Most of them tell you to pre-cool anything you want to put in them and then will only keep stuff 35-40°f cooler than ambient. I looked in to them for car-camping with the family and ended up going with an old Norcold ac/dc refrigerator.
I think that was the reason. No way to power it. Our outboard doesn't charge. Only 20 watts of solar.