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Old 05-04-2015, 16:39   #1
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Installing marine a/c on a '06 Leopard 40

I did not get factory-installed a/c when I bought my Leopard 40, but am thinking about doing it now. Anyone know of a reputable place in east-central/south FL to take it to?? Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-04-2015, 19:52   #2
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Re: Installing marine a/c on a '06 Leopard 40

Murray Marine in Riveria Beach. Grab a dock at Riveria Beach Marina it is being renovated but the docks are done and first class. Murray Marine is about 3 blocks away. Do you already have a through hull or are you planning on Teeing off the toilet intake ? If you need 1 installed Cracker Boy is right next door and can haul you out.


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Old 08-04-2015, 09:25   #3
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Re: Installing marine a/c on a '06 Leopard 40

I had A/C
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Re: Installing marine a/c on a '06 Leopard 40

Sorry pushed wrong button.
And heat installed . the units were almost new from a Lagoon 45. I was just Lucky to find these units at a reduced rate. When I was looking I went to the Ft lauderdale boat show and the vendors were very helpful . If I had not already contracted for the used units I would have bought threw them . I cant remember the vender as that info is on my boat in fl. I am at my land home in ark.
Any way the best I could learn was for the air to have there own thru hull fittings , Also when you have the boat hauled cut thru hulls for a water maker and a gen set. You may not plan to install these now but if you want them in the future it will be in place . I have a 40' leopard and installed radar, ais ,solar ,TV antena ,and gen set .
all in all about 30 K . I would have been much further ahead if I had bought a boat with all the bells and whistles.
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Re: Installing marine a/c on a '06 Leopard 40

If you can use a self contained unit, most of these are now fairly simple DIY projects. They come fully charged with refrigerant and ready to go.
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Re: Installing marine a/c on a '06 Leopard 40

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If you can use a self contained unit, most of these are now fairly simple DIY projects. They come fully charged with refrigerant and ready to go.
Do you have a suggestion of a make/model of such a unit for a Leopard 40??
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Sorry pushed wrong button.
And heat installed . the units were almost new from a Lagoon 45. I was just Lucky to find these units at a reduced rate. When I was looking I went to the Ft lauderdale boat show and the vendors were very helpful . If I had not already contracted for the used units I would have bought threw them . I cant remember the vender as that info is on my boat in fl. I am at my land home in ark.
Any way the best I could learn was for the air to have there own thru hull fittings , Also when you have the boat hauled cut thru hulls for a water maker and a gen set. You may not plan to install these now but if you want them in the future it will be in place . I have a 40' leopard and installed radar, ais ,solar ,TV antena ,and gen set .
all in all about 30 K . I would have been much further ahead if I had bought a boat with all the bells and whistles. Lastly, where did you get the installation done? Thanks a lot.
Thanks for reply Rancher...where in the boat did you install the genset and the a/c (s)?
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Murray Marine in Riveria Beach. Grab a dock at Riveria Beach Marina it is being renovated but the docks are done and first class. Murray Marine is about 3 blocks away. Do you already have a through hull or are you planning on Teeing off the toilet intake ? If you need 1 installed Cracker Boy is right next door and can haul you out.



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Thanks for the reply. Any idea of make/model of a/c and genset for a leopard 40?? Locations in the boat they would be installed in??
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Re: Installing marine a/c on a '06 Leopard 40

Under the settee in the main salon. Our Leopard 40 has 2 cruiseair 16k BTU turbo units. You do have a genset right?


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Re: Installing marine a/c on a '06 Leopard 40

ShaktisBoy: thanks...I was thinking under aft bunks...lots of room. No--I plan to install a genset with the a/c...as well as a water maker. I'm thinking it's beyond my ability to cut holes in my hulls (as well as bulkheads for the a/c venting), so am going to leave it to a pro (thanks for the vector on Murray Marine...will call them)
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