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    Posted: 08 Jun 2012 at 1:37pm
Ben,

I really like your changes.

Was the Worksop easy to remove/replace?

How did you insulate the cool box and to what depth?
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Yes, just break away !, lots of brass screws who shorted mu shizzle.
I used the original coolbox, that`s was sufficient insulated. (5 centimeter thick)
 
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The Corian worktop was purchased on ebay.


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Had a look at all the possibilities. The Worktop extends right to the back of the locker with the sliding doors so won't be playing with that, its still too good.
 
I think there is about 6 to 7 inch gap betwen the hull and the inside of the locker. I have been told that if I fill that with expanding foam then the hull might be deflected by the heat. It would dish in and would be visable in the sunlight.
 
So far not looking good for the chilled white on holiday.
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St paddy,

Are you concerned by te heat generated by the foam curing or something else?

If the former this can be mittgated by injecting in multiple stages from different locations so that the localised heat build up is minimised.

Also I would have thought a co32 layup would be strong enough to not be bulged/dished....
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I think it is the heat.
 
My laminator friends are comming to look at it so I will know more later. I was trying to not make holes in the internal box and get in the foam from the sides  then refit the formica on the cooker side
 
 
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I have foam, Fridge unit and a plan so lets see what can be done, will take pictures if anyone is interested.
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pictures please!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote St Paddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 8:06am

Ok I will keep a record of what and how I do it, My intention is not to alter the look of the galley at all and have a fridge that is efficient and easy to use.  I'm on holiday at the end of the month and if I don't succeed my crew has promised to take a great big cool box that will take up the entire chart table seat, two folding bike have been put on the list to take as well, where to put them?

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Thanks.

You could use a big tender for storage? Rustler 44 as a tender?

We presently have the coolbox problem. It's lid tabs are broken so a change of tack usually involves pickup up the contents from the floor when the lid flies off as it falls over.
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Hi All

I have made a start. St Paddy is a 1980 boat. The dry bin next to the engine had foam under it but that only came up the sides by about 3 inches. I made a set of I inch holes about 4 inches apart in a line so they could be used as partition fixtures later, about 8 inch down and the next set 2.5 inch down. we then injected two part foam. this was not easy and we made quite a mess. next time I might mask the gel coat in the locker as we then had to re gel it white. The two part foam is a liquid, we used a empty mastic gun to inject it. about 100 ml per hole, it expands 25times and starts to react after about 45 sec, reactes faster when warmer, slower when cooler.

I now have the evaporator plate in and the cold machine above the engine. I will have to set the fuel tank off the bulk head so that the thermocouple can reach the evaporator plate. I have the control box up against the headliner by the sliding doors. Just made a seal on the lid but the formica is brittle and chipped, and Im using a milling machine to rebate, its ok for now.

It will be a work in progress, will post more later
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