Refrigeration - compressor location

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MK-Farthing
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Refrigeration - compressor location

Post by MK-Farthing » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:27 pm

We are going to add 12V refrigeration to our ice box and would like to know where the compressor is located in boats that have this as a factory installed item. I looked but did not see in the owner manual drawings.
Thanks for the help! Mike
Mike Farthing
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Re: Refrigeration - compressor location

Post by Vento Solare » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:32 pm

Mike,

On US built boats the compressor is on the port side outboard the rudder post, adjacent to the aft bulkhead of the aft cabin. There is a pedestal made that raises it about 9 inches off the hull and is level when the boat is level. Next time I'm crawling back aft, I'll see if I can snap a picture.

I believe on French built boats it is under the stove, but someone with that configuration will need to confirm.

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Re: Refrigeration - compressor location

Post by MK-Farthing » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:47 pm

Our boat is a US made boat and I think You have also solved a mystery to our boat as there is a new never used "OEM" 12 V electrical run to that exact location.

Many Thanks Bill - always helpful.
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Re: Refrigeration - compressor location

Post by CRT » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:53 am

French built the compressor is under the stove.

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Re: Refrigeration - compressor location

Post by ctsailor55 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:03 pm

Interesting. What make/type of compressor fits under the stove?
Or, to ask it another way, what type of ref. unit comes on the french built boats?

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