Marine Air

Fresh & Waste Water Systems, Climate Control, etc.
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Re: Marine Air

Postby bill » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:57 pm

i like this company.
American made in Florida. ;)
You can use the heat while the boat is on the hard. :mrgreen:
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Re: Marine Air

Postby DougDoty » Sun May 22, 2016 9:26 pm

I installed HVAC in my boat that was never originally equipped and I choose and installed the Flagship Marine FM20R 20,000 btu unit with 2.2 KW of electric heat and it works great. it is the larges unti they make for use on 110v. I really liked the idea of having heat when the boat was out on the hard for being inside doing winter projects. Besides when the water gets cold the reverse cycles looses some effectiveness and adds a whole layer of complexity with the reversing valves that is not desirable or necessary for my needs. The pure electric heat runs very quiet too and because of this I do not revert to portable electric heaters in the winter like I have done on previous reverse cycle boats. The reverse cycle systems in warmer climates may be a good deal for efficiency with live aboard people as it draws less amps than pure electric heat I am sure, but the Flagship setup works great for me.
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Re: Marine Air

Postby barefoot99 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:05 pm

Looking to change out our Ac this off season. Eric I believe you have sold your 28 that had the flagship unit. If not is it still running well ? I do like the system they sell. My only question is do I get an 18k or 16k for our 32. The original Cruise air has lost its effectiveness after 33 years. I like the electric heat also. Mine is currently mounted in the engine compartment with the blower in the wine cellar. I will install the new unit under the dinette aft seat for better airflow etc...
Any and all input is helpful, Thanks, Scott
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Re: Marine Air

Postby bcassedy » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:53 am

I replaced the old Cruiseaire unit with a 16k Marinaire (yep, it's spelled "Marinaire - diff co from Marineaire). I needed to fabricate a plenum to replace the original unit's plenum. A wireless module is mounted above the sink and remote control sits in its holder on the side of the lower console.
Unit's worked great. It has reverse heat which we used on our October trip this year. For short term winter work, would a ceramic heater fill your needs?
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Re: Marine Air

Postby wolf » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:18 am

I just bought a 1966 26 foot express I am going to have to completely redo (the owner had stripped the inside, but the pieces were still there, but it's been sitting for over 12 years). It has two ac units. One has a water pump with a water coil with a condensing pipe in it, I had never seen one, and the other one looks like the unit on top of an ice box that is by the engine with tubes running to the bow of the boat to a cooling coil and fan, looks like a home ac unit set up without the heat part. Hope that might give you some ideas.

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Re: Marine Air

Postby jralbert » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:13 pm

photos will help.

(if you have the duct work in place and space for a new unit, they seem fairly straightforward although it's one of those things that pro knowledge will make for fewer errors)
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