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Old 14-12-2017, 09:48   #16
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Re: Do I need air conditioning in Boston?

We have air and a generator and have spent the last two summers on a mooring in Maine. Don't need the air except when it rains most of the night and we have to close up the boat, then it is a wife saver. We also used it in the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands on a dock and often on anchor when the breeze also went to sleep. We chartered our boat for three winters in the VI and the charterers always wanted the ac on every night so of course we ran it. I guess city slickers are used to it and on vacation think they need it.
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Re: Do I need air conditioning in Boston?

If you're worried about the heat on six hour cruises, I'd say 15K is ridiculous. If living aboard at the marina questionable?
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Re: Do I need air conditioning in Boston?

Note that the PO left the thread.

IMO, there should a breeze during the passage (the boat is moving), and if you can't stand a little sweat, don't be a boater or avoid July and August.
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Re: Do I need air conditioning in Boston?

For dockside use we have a $150 self contained stand up apartment air conditioner that vents out a port via dryer hose.
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Old 23-12-2017, 06:01   #20
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Re: Do I need air conditioning in Boston?

I just got the 2018 price list: $21,000 for the AC (2x 12K BTU units) plus $18,400 for the generator (3.8 KW).
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Old 23-12-2017, 08:49   #22
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Re: Do I need air conditioning in Boston?

If you would want air/con in the house, you would want air/con in the boat. There are people who will feed you some sort of line about how you should man up and suffer thru the heat but most people aren't masochistic, so ignore them.

$15k though is crazy overpriced unless it comes with a built in generator. There may be a lot cheaper option. If it's only occasionally needed maybe a smaller unit or one that only cools 1 or 2 specific areas of the boat.

We had one in Michigan (similar temps) and frequently ran it in summer because the boat acts like a greenhouse.
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Old 23-12-2017, 09:54   #23
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In July and August it can become hot and muggy in Boston, think 90-degrees Farenheit and 90% relative humidity.

I am wondering whether these same conditions will hold true in the water and at the dock. Will it be nearly as bad, or does the bay have a strong cooling effect?

This is important because the kind of boat I am looking at costs $15,000 to put in air conditioning because it is raw water cooled and has a complex air handling system. The boat is a pilothouse, so that would tend to be a vote in the favor of HVAC, but if anybody has practical experience I would appreciate knowing. I don't want to be on a 6-hour cruise to the Cape sweating my balls off the whole time.
you poor sweaty thing you!
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Old 23-12-2017, 11:10   #24
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First of all, I question the $15K price tag, but that's another topic.
$2,000 parts
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Old 23-12-2017, 14:13   #25
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$2,000 parts
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I'll drive down to Boston and do it for only $12,000!

What's that, maybe $500-$1,000 per hour? Pretty good gig.
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Do I need air conditioning in Boston?

In all honesty I donít believe I have 15K in my generator and two air conditioners but itís probably close.
Of course I did the installs, but I sense your wanting new Boat and turn key? If so it seems that maybe they sell the boat at a good price, then bend you over on the accessories
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Re: Do I need air conditioning in Boston?

I have to laugh.... This guy is buying a 300-600k boat and worried about "sweating his balls off"

I guess we all really are middle class afterall.
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Re: Do I need air conditioning in Boston?

Only answer necessary, No! I don't know where the OP got the 90 degrees at 90% humidity. Maybe one day. I live in Boston. This is silly. It can get stuffy in the marina at a dock but not on the water. If you sail here at ANY time in the summer the cockpit, that's where you should be, will be great.
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