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Old 23-09-2011, 09:08   #1
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Marine Air Conditioner / Heater Recommendations ?

I have been asked to install a dockside air conditioner/ heater unit in a 28 foot sailboat. So far Iím leaning toward a Mermaid unit sized for his boat. Any other suggestions or recommendations?
Living in the NW I donít see a need for the unit except for the heat. But as they say the customer is always right.
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Old 23-09-2011, 09:20   #2
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Re: Marine air conditioner/heater recommendations?

Heat will only work as long as water temp is above 45F.
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Old 23-09-2011, 10:47   #3
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Re: Marine air conditioner/heater recommendations?

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Heat will only work as long as water temp is above 45F.
Our Cruiseaires worked until the Hudson River in NY hit 40. Doesn't seem like a lot of difference from 45, but when you need it, it matters. We used our on board instruments to measure the temp, not a website. In that way it was taken below the water surface to avoid the daytime heating from the sun of the first inches.
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