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Thanks for your help
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If you have the original manual there is an explanation of operation for your boat.
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Safe travels with light winds and calm seas.....
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- Vessel Info: 1997 Carver 405
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The Black Pearl
Soddy Daisy Tn.
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Also, and there are a couple of schools of thought for when you're away;
- leave both the AC and DC fridge breakers on in case the AC fails for some reason. This way your DC (12 volt) will take over and maintain temps for as long as your 12 volt supply lasts. Hopefully that will be long enough until the AC comes back on. Having said that, some Carvers are such that their main breakers trip when AC is disconnected and must be manually reset.
- only leave your AC on. If AC fails, you have most of your battery reserve for emergencies such as bilge pumps should a leak occur. While the stuff in your fridge might go bad, this will buy you time and hopefully prevent a sinking.
Which ever way you go with, it's a good idea to put a few ice cubes in a little bowl in your freezer. It should be the first thing you check next time you go aboard. If the ice cubes are intact, then everything in the fridge is okay, if the ice cubes are gone and melted, and the water refroze, it's a sign that you lost power long enough for everything to have thawed and you should throw away all the perishable items in your fridge. Then put some more ice cubes in the bowl.
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We leave a zip-lock bag in the freezer with ice cubes. We use them for drinks, but they're always good as an indicator like Viper describes with the bowl.
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