I had a call from a delivery driver at 8.45 this morning, saying he'd be at the marina in about an hour -- and he was. It was a huge lorry, and by 10am there was a fridge on a pallet sitting outside the boat.
There was commendably little packaging. The cardboard box lifted off, and then there was just a bit of polystyrene. The fridge was sitting on a corrugated plastic base, which meant it was easy to drag along the pontoon to the cratch, and not too difficult to get into the boat. I wired it up and turned it on, and it all seemed to work ok.
The main advantage is that the fridge is bigger. The old one had a freezer which took about a third of the space -- which suited the previous owner of the boat, but not us. So when we noticed that it wasn't really getting cool, and then that it was running all the time and taking lots of power out of the batteries, it seemed sensible to make a change. The new one has an ice box which will be plenty big enough for us.
I was back home early afternoon, and made a quick call to Shoreline. It was their mistake that the delivery was on its way to the wrong place ever yesterday so I suggested they might like to refund the delivery charge. They agreed without hesitation; they hadn't actively suggested it, but a no quibble refund is the next best thing, so they get a point for that!