The girl is cold. Ice cold. So much ice cold that she can keep ice cream frozen and beers frosty.
Fixing her refrigerator has changed sailing for us forever.
The Adler-Barbour refrigerator compressor wasn't working when we bought Kenutu. We got some freon charging stuff from the auto parts store and were all set to DIY it when this happened.
The charger stuff we bought for like $80 at the autoparts store was for R-134A, but because Kenutu is an old lady, she uses an outdated R-12 freon type situation. I'm pretty sure freon is almost illegal. Stumped, we started looking through the marina guide we'd picked up from the marina office, and low and behold, there's a guy in there who does fridge work. We called him up, learned it was $175 for him to come do the work, and decided to trust the professionals. It seemed like it'd be cheaper, faster, and easier just to hire someone else to do it, and at the very least, we'd see how to do it when it needs done again in the future (it's got a little leak).
A few hours after Thor (yes, his real name) worked his magic, we got this.
With a working fridge, we went to the grocery store to provision. In addition to rum, limes, mint, and ice, we did buy soy milk, eggs, bread, and cheese. We are responsible.
Nothing like a hard day's work fixing the boats refrigerator!
Two people dumb enough to think anything is possible and smart enough to bumble their way into discoveries.