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Old 23-06-2017, 11:18   #1
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1990 Carver Mariner 2897 Window AC - Help!

Hey guys. I'm new to this site and it seems great so far. I'm posting this new thread because I am in need of guidance on how and what Air Conditioning unit I can and should install on my 1990 Carver Mariner 2897. I have seen a lot of people install window AC units in the small square window near the stern of the boat and then just plug it into one of the wall outlets. I would like to do this on my boat too. I wanted to know if anyone has installed one of these? And if so what size AC can fit in the small window back there? And do you have to take the window apart and do you need mounts? Any help or guidance would be much appreciated!! The summers get pretty hot here in July and August!

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Old 23-06-2017, 12:53   #2
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Re: 1990 Carver Mariner 2897 Window AC - Help!!

Post a picture. Maybe likely you do need to take out the window and frame and then secure the unit so its water tight. I would avoid cutting anything. Also make sure your wiring in the boat on the AC side can handle the current.
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Old 23-06-2017, 13:00   #3
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Re: 1990 Carver Mariner 2897 Window AC - Help!!

Hey guys thanks for the responses. Ive uploaded a pic of the exact model of my boat with the AC in the back. Its what i'm trying to do but not quite sure how to go about it.

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Re: 1990 Carver Mariner 2897 Window AC - Help!

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Re: 1990 Carver Mariner 2897 Window AC - Help!

That is the pic I found online of the AC in the exact same boat (model and year) as mine. Im just unsure how to go about installing it.

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Old 24-06-2017, 13:41   #10
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Re: 1990 Carver Mariner 2897 Window AC - Help!

Window A/C units are a practical solution to your problem. Because they are not built for the marine environment plan on replacing every 2-3 years.
Set up your mount accordingly e.g. use standard sizes, accessible fasteners.
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Re: 1990 Carver Mariner 2897 Window AC - Help!

If there's a window already there you'll have to remove the glass & then just frame in the AC unit.
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Re: 1990 Carver Mariner 2897 Window AC - Help!

I really like those little stand up portables. They look like a tall dehumidifier. Those square window shakers usually run around 13 Seer efficiency. That's not so good. Those portables can get as high as 27 Seer efficiency. You get a lot more BTU of cooling for a lot less kWh. And the hot air is expelled out a 4" round plastic flex duct like your dryer at home. I would check some out. Look at the Amperage draw on the Electrical name plate. Then compare.
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The problem with the stand up portable units is that they exhaust air from the interior which means that they suck in as much warm outside air as they cool.
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Re: 1990 Carver Mariner 2897 Window AC - Help!

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The problem with the stand up portable units is that they exhaust air from the interior which means that they suck in as much warm outside air as they cool.
Hmm ... How is that different from a window type unit?
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A window unit is similar to a central air unit in that the air that is cooled is air that is circulated from the interior. The air that cools the condenser is from the outside & stays on the outside. That's why they are installed on in an exterior window. Because of this they cool the interior much more efficiently than a portable unit regardless of the seer rating. However, there are dual hose units that actually circulate air from the outside to cool the unit & if you can find one of these you'd be better off.

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