Cockpit Refrigerator Door Swing

aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 2,886Member ✭✭✭✭✭
The cockpit refrigerator door on my 330 was set to swing open from the left. Does it make more sense to have it open from the right to have easier access from the cockpit area? It seems kinda awkward to keep it like this unless it’s meant to be easy access from the swim platform?

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  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 2,489Member ✭✭✭✭
    Assuming your fridge is on the stbd side, yes I agree it should swing open to stbd. My fridge and ice maker are both stbd side and they both swing open to stbd. Should be easy for you to change by yanking it out.
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 2,886Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Liberty44140 , my cockpit fridge is on the port side, see picture. The transom door is also on the port side.


  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 4,017Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I changed the swing on mine a few years ago. It made a huge difference to me. The hinge is preset from Dometic on the right side. When you replace the door, you can change the swing. 
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
    Go Steelers!!!
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 2,886Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yea, seems like it will be more convenient to swap it.
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayPosts: 116Member
    I am planning to switch mine as well.
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,512Member, Moderator mod
    Only thing I'll note:  if you're door happens to come open while you are under way, the way you currently have it will still keep it somewhat closed.  If you change it, and it opens up while under way, it could rip off.  I've seen this happen many years ago on an older 310.  They swapped the galley fridge door around and it came open in some rougher weather and ripped it off.  Just a thought....

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 2,886Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dream_Inn said:
    Only thing I'll note:  if you're door happens to come open while you are under way, the way you currently have it will still keep it somewhat closed.  If you change it, and it opens up while under way, it could rip off.  I've seen this happen many years ago on an older 310.  They swapped the galley fridge door around and it came open in some rougher weather and ripped it off.  Just a thought....
    I see what your saying but the cockpit door won’t have as much weight on it like the galley fridge. Will have to make sure it’s closed and latched before going underway. 
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 2,489Member ✭✭✭✭
    I would change it. I think the way you have it is standard from the appliance factory, my brand new cockpit fridge came with the door opening to stbd which is what I wanted with the bar on the stbd side. Really not a big deal either way and I agree with dream on them opening under way. We had the old fridge open once under way as the latch was useless but the beers rolling everywhere trumped the door hitting anything lol! I fixed the latch after that and as long as it grabbed no issues, of course brand new fridge latch is super strong and no concern
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

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