You may remember that one of the early projects we did on Eolian was to rebuild the refrigerator, from the hull out. As a part of that project, I discarded the original door and replaced it with one that I got at the old Doc Freeman's for $10 because the decor panel was damaged. I replaced that panel with a sheet of black Plexiglas (thanks Clear Cut Plastics), and remounted it on the original hardware.
Perhaps that was a mistake - reusing the old hinges. But at that time I did not know the marine supply business in Seattle nearly as well as I do now. The reason that this was an issue is that the old hinges were very rusty. I cleaned them up as best as I could, but they were always ugly, even to this day.
Not a chance. That door and those hinges have been out of production for a long long time, and nobody had any left in stock - not even Fisheries.
But, as it turns out, one of the businesses in Ballard sells Norcold: Sure Marine. Sure Marine is one of those great places, a little off the beaten path, at the very, very end of 28th street in Ballard. No, they had no hinges in stock, but Graham found a set of used ones in near-perfect condition in the back somewhere. Woo HOO!
|(Almost) new and shiny!|
One of the last remaining vestiges of Malolo is now gone.