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Old 19-01-2007, 11:49   #1
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Carry-On 7000 air conditioner

Just bought a Carry-On 7000 air conditioner from West Marine and am wondering if anyone has any super tips for making the installation as efficient as possible.i believe it is also called a Cruise-air.

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Old 19-01-2007, 12:24   #2
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Try to keep it level. I never had much luck getting their canvas shroud to seal around my hatch. It did make a difference and kept me from killing a couple of whining grand kids.

Lots of boats use cheap window units and built a little plywood plenum around them to keep the conditioned air going into the boat. I have considered a similar solution for the Cruise-Air.


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Old 19-01-2007, 12:39   #3
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Depending on where you put it in the boat you may need a fan to move air into other cabins.
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Old 19-01-2007, 13:19   #4
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yes get a fan. drop AC in the main hatch. find yourself some foam rubber or some towels to stuff around the edges between AC and hatch opening
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:27   #5
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I would try it real fast before you can't bring it back. I had purchased one 3 years ago for my P-36 and it couldn't cool off the galley. We were in Branford,CT in the middle of the summer (SKYLARK has a blue hull) with no shade and it was hot down below.

Brought it back within 2 days and bought a Carrier R/V air conditioning unit that fit right into the gally hatch with no modifications (took hatch cover off) and no problems. If I remember correctly it the R/V unit cost less, and more BTUs.

You can check it out on "MY PHOTOS" or in the Equipment Section and picture of SKYLARK FOr Sale.

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