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  1. Greg Page

    Greg Page Active Member

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    Has anyone taken the refrigerator out themselves? Want to remove the existing "home" unit and replace with a counter height marine unit. It looks like can remove the doors, turn it back side down and slide out over the breaker panel cabinet?

    If you've removed yours I would be interested in how you did it, and how many people it took. The yards I've been able to get to reply so far (Annapolis MD) are talking 8-10 weeks out, I really want to get it out in the next couple weeks so I can do the cabinetry work and get the new one in before our Labor Day trip.

    Thanks - Greg
  2. OutPost

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    I replaced mine - 76 42, lower galley on the port. I found a unit that would fit (ish) from a local appliance store. Basic, stainless, non marine 110v. Gave them address where boat was docked as delivery address. When guys got there they immediately said no way .. after we had a 20 minute back and forth and after arriving at a pretty generous tip amount they came aboard and lifted the old unit out over their heads / up the stairs and off the boat. Brought old one down and got it sort of in the fridge hole. Next few days was me moving it out (it’s much lighter than tje one that was there) and cutting into random parts of the boat construction in the back of the fridge hole with a sawzall to make enough space to get it to sit flush. Had to make a base for it to sit on to get enough depth as higher it sits the deeper the hole. Put trim piece in front.across bottom. End of day it fits perfect looks great and was a bargain.
  3. Greg Page

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    New one is coming motor freight. I don't think the driver is going to be up for that.

    So they were able to slip it between the breaker panel cabinet and the overhead ones to get out of the galley? Ours is too wide (both width and depth) to gup up the stairwell from the galley.

    Thanks
  4. alvareza

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    Maybe it will fit if you take the door off
  5. Matt46post

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    Not sure which year boat you have but I put in this vitrifrigo drawer combo and it worked great

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    Ooops

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    Oops, something not working right here

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    Cutting windows in this wall really lets the light in the stateroom and makes the galley feel much less closed in

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  9. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    1980, galley down, fridge in the center of the companionable, opposite the galley.

    It was as wide as a standard unit but about 3 inches shorter.

    Removed the doors. Covered the end cabinet with movers blanket and one of the dock hands and I carried it out. Very carefully.

    Hardest part is getting a good grip
  10. Greg Page

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    Thanks for the pics. Ours is similar except the fridge is on the galley side of the hallway. It should be 26" x 28" with the doors off, so I think will slip between the breaker panel cabinet and the overhead, but is more than I can lift (even with my nephew helping). We are going to put in a Cruise 200 and use the extra vertical space for more storage and counter space.

    -Greg
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  11. OutPost

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    Here’s mine a few extra inches deeper after raising it up and chopping out some stuff in the hole.

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  12. Greg Page

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    Old fridge was out in 20 minutes with two strong yard workers. New fridge is in, still working finish moldings (finding teak moldings in stock has been a challange). Also need to add new false back wall to line up with the wall in the rest of the galley, and provide the ventilation duct for the refrigerator cooling air to exit at the ceiling.

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  13. RT46

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    i have the galley up 46 Post
    we had to get a few guys to lift the fridge out over the galley peninsula
    not easy