I'm a short-range cruiser. Rather than Tortola and Tahiti, my destinations are more like Poulsbo and Port Orchard, in my home state of Washington. I do, however, live aboard my Islander 30, Miramar, in Seattle, so I understand issues important to voyagers — such as refrigeration. My boat is small, and I quickly gave up on the icebox, needing its space for all my pots, pans and baking sheets. Instead, I installed an apartment-size refrigerator with a top freezer in the hanging locker at the foot of the companionway. It runs on AC, so when I'm away from shore power, I find other ways to keep things cold.