Air Conditioning

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Supersport18
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Re: Air Conditioning

Postby Supersport18 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:43 am

I also have a portable unit. Sears I think. Previous owner included it with the boat. Does a fantastic job of keeping the cabin comfortable on the few days in northern MI that it's hot enough to need AC.
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Re: Air Conditioning

Postby jralbert » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:33 pm

Sport - details on the unit capacity would be helpful.thx
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Re: Air Conditioning

Postby shelbygt » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:52 pm

Yes, BTU would be helpful. Really leaning towards a portable. I like the aesthetics of the old girl (mine's a 1962 30') so I'd have to do some soul searching to cut any holes or have anything showing outside that would detract from her looks. To me she's perfect the way she is. At the end of the day I see myself with one or two portable combination a/c and heat.
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Re: Air Conditioning

Postby balthaus » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:42 am

Very interesting thread.
We currently have a window unit a/c unit and we will try that out first.
However I like the idea of heat as well.
Might be worth a try. Although it can get quite humid here in Louisville at times.
I guess any type of system will have to deal with that though.
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Re: Air Conditioning

Postby Supersport18 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:03 pm

Sorry for not including btu info. 12,000 btu. Vent fits nicely in salon port side sliding window. Run drain line into bilge.
1986 Sedan Flybridge
Twin 318 closed loop
" Little Martha"
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Autopilot (both helms)

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Re: Air Conditioning

Postby mlklusman » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:35 am

I have one which came with my boat when I bought it 6 yrs. ago. Fits in the front deck hatch . Previous owner only used it at the dock , since there's no gen set on mine. I use it to cool my workshop when needed during the summer. Not sure the info on it but will check it out if someone is interested.
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Re: Air Conditioning

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:19 am

We bought a Coleman 13,000 BTU unit used for RVs. Fits the existing roof opening. A bit weak but good enough.

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Re: Air Conditioning

Postby shelbygt » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:19 pm

So, Fastjeff, yours fits in the forward hatch above the berth?
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Re: Air Conditioning

Postby ddependo » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:55 am

Remember we should use only boat safe heaters. I have heard of insurance company refusing to pay a fire claim because the boat owner had the wrong kind of heater. Just saying.
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Re: Air Conditioning

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:38 am

...So, Fastjeff, yours fits in the forward hatch above the berth?"

In the cabin roof, under the helm seat (or where it used to be).

Jeff
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