- 16 May 2001
- North Wales, sailing Aegean Sea.
In Greece in the summer months, beneath an awning that extends from the mast aft to the stern of the boat, the overnight temperature in our saloon is quite often 35C in port, less at anchor. The temperature in the fridge when turned off overnight reaches 20C. Food in the freezer section defrosts, probably not up to 20C but well above freezing.That might be OK if it is only used for beer, but if there is food in there as well the fridge will almost certainly get above safe storage temperatures if left off overnight. Care is needed with this approach although it is well worth considering.