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Old 29-07-2014, 05:55   #46
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Re: Marine Air Conditioners for Sailboats

Even just covering the hatches helps keep mine cool, have to think a boom tent would help.
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maybe the best is get it done right the first timeand never have to mess with it?I ran acrros this and the owner is a great guy.
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Re: Marine Air Conditioners for Sailboats

I'm not an air conditioning person, but the boat we want to buy has 5 units. Tom wants to keep them all. My biggest problem with them is that they take up so much storage space.
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I'm not an air conditioning person, but the boat we want to buy has 5 units. Tom wants to keep them all. My biggest problem with them is that they take up so much storage space.

My goodness are we talking the portable or water cooled? If the latter that's a lot of holes. Is this a sailboat or trawler?
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They're not portable. In fact, they're taking up a lot of storage space.

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Re: Marine Air Conditioners for Sailboats

If you want to spend the money Maje then you could put in a chilled water system with remote air handlers. Takes up a lot less space and gives you zone control. Much less maintenance as well, however, like I mentioned...$$$.
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They're not portable. In fact, they're taking up a lot of storage space.

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That's a lot of maintenance and through hulls. I wonder why they didn't just put in one good sized unit. Odd. My plans are one for the whole boat but we may be talking apples and oranges.



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If you want to spend the money Maje then you could put in a chilled water system with remote air handlers. Takes up a lot less space and gives you zone control. Much less maintenance as well, however, like I mentioned...$$$.
The problem is that we don't have the money to spend. The boat has zero safety gear on it, not even a life raft. The money will have to go elsewhere.

Do you have the name of a chilled water system?

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That's a lot of maintenance and through hulls. I wonder why they didn't just put in one good sized unit. Odd. My plans are one for the whole boat but we may be talking apples and oranges.
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Re: Marine Air Conditioners for Sailboats

What Gord said plus Webasto.

If you are at anchor at the USVI then you may be able to do without AC if you have good ventilation. If you are in a slip it could be really uncomfortable without it.
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This is one of these, either do it right or don't do it at all, any house hold adaptation is not only going to look ugly will hurt resale. One more thing, you don't need a large unit, you would be surprised how well a 5k BTU unit cools down and boat and removes humidity.
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We have a short window between the time we close on the boat and when we have to leave. I think were just going to keep it the way it is and see how it works. We'll be on a mooring in St. Thomas with a good breeze. So I don't think we'll need them. Time will tell.

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