|The ice box goes to the back corner of the counter and extends down to the floor|
With the fall and winter approaching, we're trying to research, choose and buy what we need for some of our larger projects, so that when spring rolls around we can tackle them in a timely manner and be ready for our July departure --> Geeze, I still get butterflies when writting that!
While Ron seems to have chosen a particular approach to this problem, I wanted to pick your brains for a moment and see what refridgeration-related experiences you've had.
Option #1 - Convert our ice box to a refridgerator unit
This would require us to buy a compressor, evaporator plate (or cold plate....are these 2 even the same thing?) and necessary hardware to complete the conversion. Then we would have to beef up the insulation of the current box, which I hear is a nightmare itself.
Option #2 - Drop-in unit
These units are made to drop into pre-existing ice boxes and come fully insulated and ready to go. And I've heard that they use a suuuuuper small amount of battery power to run.
From what I can tell the conversion kits run anywhere from $700-$1000 and the drop-ins are $1000-$1500.
What has been your experience dealing with an existing boat refridgeration unit or installing a new one? Any advice? What are we missing?