So after that rather rough sail where the fridge/freezer decided to launch itself onto the floor and put a rather large dent in it (the floor, not the fridge), I decided that ‘balancing it on the side’ wasn’t the best mounting method. I gave some thought to any possible solutions, since whatever I used needed to be secure, but also allow me to fairly easily move the fridge, in case I needed to use the single berth to put someone on there to sleep. Also, the access panel for the port water tank is there.
I settled on using some kind of ratchet strap system, so I picked up two straps at the dollar store, $1.50 each.
Next, I found the handles from the fridge freezer and re-purposed them as retaining bars. I screwed them to the bulkhead behind the fridge.
This allow me to ratchet strap the fridge to the sink bulkhead
A lot more secure. Wish the straps weren’t bright orange though…
To be honest I think this will hold it in moderate weather but for real heavy stuff or getting knocked down, I’ll need to beef it up. I think I’ll through-bolt the bars with backing plates or huge washers onto the bulkhead, and maybe add some reinforcing spars. Definitely a project for another day though!