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Old 30-05-2011, 16:49   #1
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Adding Gen and A/C

many of the boats i am finding are charter boats.
none have A/C or a generator.

i have seen A/C units on here for 1000
i am assuming they need wired, and ducted, can that even be done?

as for the gen, how hard to hook up and install are they? can i get a nice 5000W onan for a good price somewhere?

also where is the best place to add diesel tanks, and how many gallons fit?
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Old 30-05-2011, 16:53   #2
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Re: adding gen and A/C

yes
probably
what boat?
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Old 30-05-2011, 16:54   #3
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a 410 lagoon.
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Re: adding gen and A/C

Scoobert. Lagoon 41 here. AC and genny. I know wrong coast.
Catamaran 1995 Lagoon TPI Catamaran For Sale
Just so you know, the A/C units are sea water cooled not air cooled. That requires a haulout and thruhull but you'll have to do that for the genny. The whole package could run you $20,000. Probably more. I am a sweater also so I feel your pain. BOB
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Old 30-05-2011, 17:15   #5
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oh! that an old TPI, saw one of those over here for 170K with the gen and ac in it. i am to understand the 410 is much larger. that why i will likely end up p[aying an extra 75K, wow, i must be nuts.
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Old 30-05-2011, 17:20   #6
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I know wrong coast.
actually i am in the transportation biz. i could see myself loading it onto my trailer and transporting across AZ, NM, TX, over to the gulf to sail home.
east of texas 24' is a pain on the roads
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Old 30-05-2011, 17:21   #7
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i could transit the panama, but for a noob that might be a stretch.
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I'll be the crew.
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Re: adding gen and A/C

The only time in the carribean I felt I needed A/C was on the hard in Trinidad. Things are cooler in the anchorage. If you're living aboard in Fl at the dock....well that would be different! Sure you could have a miserable night...once in a great while...but that's what the netting in the front of the Cat is for...under the stars!
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Old 30-05-2011, 18:10   #10
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The only time in the carribean I felt I needed A/C was on the hard in Trinidad. Things are cooler in the anchorage. If you're living aboard in Fl at the dock....well that would be different! Sure you could have a miserable night...once in a great while...but that's what the netting in the front of the Cat is for...under the stars!
i cant sleep if its over about 76. depending on humidity. thou i have to admit, i am sure i will start to lose weight on the cat when sailing, work cannot be avoided.
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I'll be the crew.
sure, will keep that in mind. i am sure i could find a nice crew here if i need one. 2000 for the passage is what stinks. i plan to round the horn when i am ready to head west....
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