New galley dish rack

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Rondo
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:57 pm

Built a new shelf unit to hold glasses plus a few plates. Can't really tell from the front view, but the plates slip through a cut-out and are held in place by a dowel - you can see the knob to pull the dowel and allow you to remove a plate or all.
Our 35CB is a 2007 model, but we decided to replace both of the fridges. Isotherm now makes a slightly larger unit that fits in the same cutout. It has a much better freezer. Set at number 4 (half way) on the thermostat, it made a small tray of ice cubes in 2 hours. The freezer is at minus 6, and the box is 40 degrees. The efficiency of the new units is impressive. Each fridge draws 1.5 amps @ 12vdc. Also, the new ac/dc units are built in, rather than separate from the fridge.

We also removed the old ice maker and installed a dedicated freezer. It is the Isotherm Classic 63. LOTS of freezer space, now. We think these mods will definitely enhance the comfort for cruising longer time periods.

The old ice maker has gone on to the big bar in the sky, but we have 2 of the Classic 42 fridge/freezers for sale. Both were working fine at take out, as they kept the fridge about 42 degrees, and kept frozen things ok. Contact us if interested. We are in the Tampa, FL area.
Ron and Charma Owens
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Ben423
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:16 pm

Very nice work on the dish rack. Excellent use of space and ingenious design. I'm curious about the fridge. Ours is going on 15 years old and is about ready to die and I'd love to replace it with a more efficient unit. What model did you buy?

Rondo
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:25 pm

The pair of original fridge units were Isotherm 42 Cruise Classic. We replaced them with the newer Cruise 49 Classic. It has 7 liters more additional space - deeper and holds appreciably more 'Stuff", much better freezer space. They fit the same cutouts, but are a bit deeper front to back. It is a close fit, but went in. It is possible to fit a wood "facing" if need be - this would move the units 3/4" further forward. Ours did not need it. I did make some ventilating holes at the rear of the deck. THis allows the units to draw cooler air from under the drawer unit and the bilge area. THe new units are much colder and hold more. We caught a big sale at West Marine, and both units were a bit over a boat unit at $1230. Delivered to our local store. There was some fussing about, but this was not a difficult install. Good luck

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Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:09 am

Sorry, I got the electrical wrong. The unit draws 2.5 amps at 12 volts, 1.25 at 24vdc, which is what the dc converter supplies when you have ac power available.

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