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Paceship PY26 Icebox

Jun 12, 2021
9
Paceship PY26 Herl's Harbor
Have any of you converted the "icebox" to a refrigerator, & if so, what did you use for that modification?

Mine is a 1976 PY26.
 
Jan 7, 2011
2,766
Oday 322 East Chicago, IN
No experience with your boat, but for most conversions involve purchasing a refrigeration kit, that includes the compressor, line set and cold plate.

Today, the line set and compressor are pre-charged With refrigerant so you dont need an HVAC guy to charge the system…

There are lots of installation videos on YouTube. If you Google it, I am sure you can find some good examples (but not your specific boat)…but it gives you the basics. You will need to figure out where to put the compressor unit, and what sort of cold plate you want in the fridge. And you need to get power to the compressor unit.

Here is in example…this guy is a crazy perfectionist, but fun to watch.

On my O’Day 322, the compressor unit is in my lazzarette, and I have a “freezer” compartment cold plate in my fridge. This type of plate takes up more room, but I can keep some frozen items (ice, frozen food) in the freezer compartment (without having a separate freezer).

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Greg
 
Jun 12, 2021
9
Paceship PY26 Herl's Harbor
No experience with your boat, but for most conversions involve purchasing a refrigeration kit, that includes the compressor, line set and cold plate.

Today, the line set and compressor are pre-charged With refrigerant so you dont need an HVAC guy to charge the system…

There are lots of installation videos on YouTube. If you Google it, I am sure you can find some good examples (but not your specific boat)…but it gives you the basics. You will need to figure out where to put the compressor unit, and what sort of cold plate you want in the fridge. And you need to get power to the compressor unit.

Here is in example…this guy is a crazy perfectionist, but fun to watch.

On my O’Day 322, the compressor unit is in my lazzarette, and I have a “freezer” compartment cold plate in my fridge. This type of plate takes up more room, but I can keep some frozen items (ice, frozen food) in the freezer compartment (without having a separate freezer).

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Greg
Thanks, Greg! I'll view the video & start doing some research. This is really helpful.