How long will my fridge stay frozen ?

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  1. chrisboyo

    chrisboyo Funster

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    We are getting the ferry to Santander next week
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    However Liz wants to know how long the fridge wiill remain frozen
    as we assume the it will be off line for 24 hrs at least

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    If you deep freeze all the food before you start, then the fridge will act as a decent cool box :Smile:
     
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    We have done an overnight sailing from hull a few times and what we have done is this. Have the fridge on full and stick a few ice packs in it, if you keep the door closed it will be fine for a day at least.

    I have never done this sailing your doing but I'm sure on here someone said they ask the deck hand (if that's what there called) and he gave them hook up for the sailing.
     
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    Fill up all available space with plastic milk bottles full of water, frozen. Use different sizes to fill different size spaces. When you get to destination keep empty bottles to use for return trip. :thumb:
     
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    Or ask for a hook up. They normally have loads and will give you one if you ask nicely:BigGrin:
     
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    Pre cool your fridge before you leave home with the fridge on hook up, if you can leave it hooked up for a couple of days or more all the better, and bring the temperature down as low as possible.

    Freeze as much as you can, as well as what is in the freezer compartment or ice box.

    We also freeze a few 1.5 litre bottles of water if there is space in the fridge, as all this will keep the temperature down in the fridge during the crossing. Put some bottles in the door, in the top and at the bottom of the fridge if possible.
    When you arrive there should still be ice in the water bottles.:thumb:

    I have a small digital thermometer which I use to monitor our fridge and freezer temperatures in the van at all time.

    enjoy the trip........:Cool:
     
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