Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
Veteran Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 28
What Size Norcold Fridge?

recently purchased island gypsy 32 and it needs a new refridgerator.
The problem is I am away from boat and cannot remember the size of the
norcold it needs. It is a 1994 europa. Any help would be appreciated.


traveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 07:12 AM   #2
City: North Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4,385
Seriously, go to the boat, remove the refrigerator, and measure the opening including the depth. It would be unwise to order a refrigerator based on dimensions given on an Internet forum. The poster could be wrong or their boat might be different from yours. You could end up with a unit that doesn't fit.

I would suggest looking at Isotherm and Nova Kool as replacements. Norcold doesn't have a great reputation compared to the other brands..

And of course, how do you know that it actually needs a new refrigerator? If it's not working, the repair could be as simple as a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. Have it checked before you blindly replace it.

rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
FF's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 14,908
IF the fridge is built into a closet chose one i that vents instead into the cabin area , not back into the confined space.

It is worth what extra you will pay for a modern machine with a 12V Danfoss compressor.

IF and only,, IF,, you plan to cruise and spend much time at the hook.

A house cheapo will be $75 or $100 in small sizes and not spin the marina meter hard , but the extra thousand spent on a genuine modern RV / marine unit will pay for itself by not needing a thousand bucks worth of batteries .

How you will cruise counts. Pay now or later!
FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #4
Veteran Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 28
Thanks for the refridgerator advice only problem wont be on boat until january. I wanted to have all parts waiting at boat yard when I arrived rather than wait for refridgerator to be delivered.
traveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
Scraping Paint
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
If the boat is in a boatyard I would think the yard itself could take the required measurements per Ron's post. Ordering parts when one doesn't even know the problem, or worse, ordering an entire refrigerator when one doesn't even know the actual dimensions of the space are both problems waiting to happen.

There is very little about boats that is standard across the spectrum. Even in a given make and model there can be variables that prevent a piece of equipment that works or fits on one boat from working or fitting on another boat of the exact same make and model.
Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 10:51 PM   #6
C lectric's Avatar
City: Somewhere
Country: somewhere
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,344
I'm going to guess that you don;t know the fridge model number, correct?
If you do know the model number you should be able to look the dimensions up on their site, hopefully, unless the purchase by Thetford?? has canned that info.

I agree that to order one of these things without actually checking could be an expensive mistake.

C lectric is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012