Originally Posted by Cheechako
Maybe spend your time devising a well made hatch
adaptor for a $165 home AC unit. Mine cools my 1140 sq ft house fine in the summer and is only about 18 x 12 x 16
They look so junky on a boat though, and are even more of a pain to remove and re-stow every time you go out.
To answer the OP, I don't know that there's a better solution, I struggled with one of those damn things for years and it was a big part of the decision to buy a bigger boat I could put an installed system on. The plus side is that every time I walk up to that controller and push a button and cool air starts coming out I smile happily knowing I didn't have to lug the Cruisair
out and don't have a gallon of dripping water
to look forward to...even now several years later. I certainly appreciate it far more than my house AC unit!