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    #16
    ksanders wrote:
    OK guys, please tell me what you had to do to make it fit.

    There is nothing in the space directly behind the fridge, but in the 4" space behind the "wall" (the one leading up, down and over) there is allot of wires and even 3" heating ducts.

    Does anything intrude into that space?

    Does the vit.. and the nova kool ventilate out the bottom?

    Thanks!
    For the Novakool I had to put in shallower electrical box between stove and refer. Removed one piece of trim. Moved some wires a very small bit, just bent them. Did something to existing vent, may have been to partially block it off to make compressor run hotter per factory recommendation as well as disconnecting muffin fan again per factory for colder refer. Ran old unused 120 volt circuit behind refer to under pilot house rear for easy plug in for chargers, laptops, etc on table in PH.
    Started boating 1965
    Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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      #17
      wingless wrote:
      The http://www.indelwebastomarine.com/Pr... refrigerators are very nice. I put a CR187 on my boat and have been very happy with this appliance.

      My Isotherm CR187 sucks air in on the sides of the bottom door and exhausts air behind the top door.

      It can be installed in a closed cabinet w/ no ventillation.

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        #18
        My boat has reverse cycle HVAC so there is some duct work coming from the unit to the top of the fridge. I put a galvanized duct behind the fridge, originally it flexible duct back there. the wiring is the path to the flybridge.

        In WA we have had 100+ degree days the last two years and we have been on the boat and the fridge works well. If you go with the VF you will be happy.

        The VF appears to be sightly smaller than the original one but the screws will tap into the wood to hold it in.

        Glade we could help.

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          #19
          I had a 6" flex duct routed to my duct over the frig. Because the duct was so large I built a flat plywood plenum up to behind the refer to improve flow to the duct. The 6" duct had been squashed flat behind the Nevercold. Other than that no other mods needed. the Novacool ducts out the front at the bottom of the refer. Down here I needed the cooling fan to deal with the heat. We get heat in the Delta 4 months of 90 deg + often into the low hundreds. Maybe in the cool weather of Alaska you don't need the fan. Very simple to access by removing the grill and disconnect. I thought the balance leaned towards the freezer as well .

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            #20
            Thanks very much guys.

            Its these last minute things that will drive me insane

            KEVIN SANDERS
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              #21
              wingless wrote:
              My Isotherm CR187 sucks air in on the sides of the bottom door and exhausts air behind the top door.

              It can be installed in a closed cabinet w/ no ventillation.
              Wingless, Thanks!

              I read about the Isotherm units and the ACR (I think thats what its called)

              Thje only issue with them is that the large model is too narrow and would take re-working the cabinets to work.

              Other than that I'd probably get one because of the energy saving "holding plate"

              KEVIN SANDERS
              4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
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                #22
                ksanders wrote:
                Wingless, Thanks!
                You are welcome.

                ksanders wrote:
                I read about the Isotherm units and the ACR (I think thats what its called)

                Other than that I'd probably get one because of the energy saving "holding plate"
                Mine does not have the http://www.indelwebastomarine.com/Pr...te: <br /> ASU feature. It is still very efficient w/ the Danfoss compressor.

                ksanders wrote:
                Thje only issue with them is that the large model is too narrow and would take re-working the cabinets to work.
                What are the interior dimensions of the opening?

                Mine required rework, but now it "fits like a glove". I am really good at that stuff.

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                  #23
                  Ok, If I have to replace my fridge, we might as well update the boat.

                  Has any one considered teak door inserts?

                  Tony over at NHD is a genius with marine cabinets. I bet he could make something to match.

                  I think that would be a nice addition. The current fridge is white and all the ones in stock are stainless or black.

                  What do you think?

                  KEVIN SANDERS
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                    #24
                    I wanted teak inserts for mine but only black plastic available, so I glued teak veneer to the plastic and sealed it with polyurethane.
                    Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                    Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                    Twin 350 GM power
                    Located in Seward, AK
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                      #25
                      boatworkfl wrote:
                      I wanted teak inserts for mine but only black plastic available, so I glued teak veneer to the plastic and sealed it with polyurethane.
                      Thats a great idea!

                      I was thinking 1/8" teak plywood but that might be even simpler and provide the same look!

                      Thanks!

                      KEVIN SANDERS
                      4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                      www.transferswitch4less.com

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                        #26
                        ksanders wrote:
                        Thats a great idea!

                        I was thinking 1/8" teak plywood but that might be even simpler and provide the same look!

                        Thanks!
                        I bought my veneer form someone on the west coast, in Anchorage there is a business called "Hardware Specialties" on 54th off of Acrtic that carries teak, they may help you, or you can buy a 1/2 sheet in Seattle. Buy the veneer with the paper backing.
                        Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                        Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                        Twin 350 GM power
                        Located in Seward, AK
                        Retired marine surveyor

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                          #27
                          ksanders wrote:
                          Thats a great idea!

                          I was thinking 1/8" teak plywood but that might be even simpler and provide the same look!

                          Thanks!
                          The norcold that was original to my boat had teak panels in the front of the doors - I repurposed the teak before I junked out the rest of the fridge. Looks nice that way and if my doors were framed I would have stuck with teak over the stainless.
                          1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
                          1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
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                            #28
                            Well, I just got all my quotes back.

                            The Nova Kool RFU9000 is $1798

                            The Vitrifrigo Dp 2600 is $1340

                            The Norcold DE-0061 is $1355

                            The question I have...

                            Is the Nova Kool a better fridge? If So, Why?

                            KEVIN SANDERS
                            4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                            www.transferswitch4less.com

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                              #29
                              2000 4788, replaced salon refridgerator July 2011, Norcold out, Norcold in,( 12v/120 AC) easy direct fit & goes in through P/H doors if necessary. Works fine, freezes etc. I have had good experience w/ Norcold for over 35 Years on 6 different boats. There are many arguments for other brands w different compressors. I figure $1300, every 10yr is not bad. ( the same size Norcold is still working on my just sold 1987 390 Searay)

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                                #30
                                jjlynch wrote:
                                2000 4788, replaced salon refridgerator July 2011, Norcold out, Norcold in,( 12v/120 AC) easy direct fit & goes in through P/H doors if necessary. Works fine, freezes etc. I have had good experience w/ Norcold for over 35 Years on 6 different boats. There are many arguments for other brands w different compressors. I figure $1300, every 10yr is not bad. ( the same size Norcold is still working on my just sold 1987 390 Searay)
                                Wow! someone that recognizes that Norcold refrigerators actually work!

                                Like You I have had several Norcold referigerators over the years. Six Bayliners worth. Never had one die before.

                                That said I went with the The Vitrifrigo Dp 2600 and teak door inserts.

                                Why?

                                Sinply because it has a larger capacity.

                                KEVIN SANDERS
                                4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                                www.transferswitch4less.com

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