Originally Posted by dragsterhund
I tried doing a search on this, but I didn't find anything. Apologies if this has been asked in the past, but I'm trying to figure out the interior volume of my 77 Dufour
31. I know that interior volume scales geometrically, and I could figure it out with a lot of measuring, but is there a basic formula for figuring this out? Doesn't have to be exact, rough estimates are fine. I'm trying to figure out how large of a HVAC
system to get.
Length = 31"
Beam = 10.5"
Draft = 5.66"
Displacement = 8,400 lbs
Would it be something like length x beam x (draft - keel) / (some constant? 2?)
I have wondered this myself (the volume issue). But I quickly got over it.
Regarding a Air Conditioner for your boat?
There have been multiple threads that discussed air conditioners (of various types) for sailboats.
Here is a quick Google
Custom Search on the key words "Air Conditioner."
Go to that link and look down the page of links to see that someone else with a 31 foot boat has asked similar questions related to air-conditioning a boat. Etc. etc.
I hope you find this helpful.
air conditioner - Google Search
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