Originally Posted by bouncingyellow
For me the cost of a marine air-con was out of the question ( at least here in Australia
anyway ). I went to the good guys bought a cheap
portable aircon, striped it's outside covers and positioned it in the bow floor locker, exhaust
air flows out the I/o of the anchor locker
and cool air flows thru the I/o of the v berth, at about the fifth of the price, question remains how long will it last ? 6 months so far.
Hey Fellow BrisVegas sailor,
I got an 7000 BTU window rattler LG A/C from 'hardly normal' in 2004 (December) in Townsville where I was working thru the cyclone season. Townsville is a little warm in summer. With an airconditioned cabin
(23 deg C) inside, couldnt get any better.
I stuck in one of the main hatches, used towels to plug
the gaps. When cruising, it sat on a spare quarter berth tied to the lee cloth saddles.
So, it has survived 8 years in a salty environment
. Cost ~$275 I think. It rattles and is a bit noisy, but works a treat. Havent needed it in Brissy this or last year.