Looks like I am picking up a 5200BTU Cruisair
from a gentleman on Craigslist. I think it does not have the canvas
boot and I will need to make one. I suspect this unit will be big enough to cool our palatial aft cabin
but thats probably about it. Im going to hook it up and see how much it will cool. I have never measure the interior
volume of our Wauquiez 43 Amphitrite Ketch
. I am thinking of either looking for a second cruise
air for the forward hatch
and using a fan to help get the cool to the middle of the boat or possibly one of the portable units mentioned earlier.
At this point I'm a little unclear on whether the portable single
hose (exhaust only) units are okay or not. It makes sense to me that they would create a vacuum and suck in hot air but it sounds likes this was not so much of a problem for others? I suspect I will look for a dual hose unit if I go that route
. Im too lazy to build a plenum and am hoping I can find a new canvas
one for the cruisair
. Anyone know where I can find one?
Down the road I a plan to install an internal AC/Heat system on the boat but we have so much other work do first. I am mainly looking for a simple way to keep it cool at the dock
and toss the units in my trunk or dockbox when we head