Deck Refrigerater NG, - REMOVED , this is what I discovered

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Deck Refrigerater NG, - REMOVED , this is what I discovered

Postby alanber » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:23 pm

2004
2860 Commodore
Twin 4.3 gxi volvo penta
Kohler 5 E generator

My model Regal Commodore 2860 have 2 refrigerators , In cabin & deck under hand sink Cabin refrigerator enough for our needs , ,
My 2860 has the x- large swim platform ,
On swim platform I have a cooler - Cooler doubles as a fishing seat for me, since the rear of boat Stinks for fishing ,

DECK REFRIGERATOR STOPPED WORKING , Removed too find out why ?
Refrigerator was a rust bucket, crumbling , Seems over many years hand sink drain had a leak dropping onto refrigerator
CUALITY CONTROL
CUT out for refrigerator cuts uneven , HACK JOB . Looked like they went free hand with a jig saw , Frame of refrigerator covered un even cuts.

Once refrigerator was removed I noticed the rotted portion of the floor directly under refrigerator ,
Seems Regal used a white painted wood floor , guess it was support for refrigerator
Wood was rotted , Should have glassed over , Most would never realize ,
A good thing came out of this issue , once I cut out wood floor I have access too the top portion of generator , If I needed too do any work on front portion of generator I would have too remove riser & oil filter canister , Lot more access ,

NEXT PROJECT ,
Generator Never use ,
starter is shot , plus other issues. Cant be repaired in place ,
Have too remove port engine too get gen set out , Costly , seldom used . Nothing urgent , making me crazy non working generator

Whole cut out , 16 1/2 wide , 22 high , 16 deep ,

WHAT AM I GOING TOO DO , DONT WANT ANOTHER REFRIGERATOR

BOAT OUTFITTERS or similar company offer 2 draw / 3 draw storage combo fishing cabinet , Few screws comes out easy for gen set access ,

ANY FELLOW REGAL OWNERS HAVE OTHER OPTIONS I AM NOT THINKING OF TOO PUT INTO WHOLE WERE REFRIGERATOR WAS.
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Re: Deck Refrigerater NG, - REMOVED , this is what I discove

Postby 2birds1stone » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:29 am

What about a non marine ice maker? My sister bought me one 5 years ago or more and I thought why would I want this on the boat, we always get bag ice? So I removed the countertop non marine microwave, that we had never used and put the icemaker in its place. Its wonderful! When you get to the boat and its late and you didn't get a bag of ice you dump some water in and in 10 minutes you have enough for two cocktails, in 30 enough for cocktails for the night. Now we use it all the time for drinks. Still need bag ice for fish cooler or bigger groups. Maybe put it on a rolling tray in/out so you can get to it easily?
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1990 Commodore 265
"Jacks -N- Rays"
BassHaven Marina
Lakeside, Ohio
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