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Old 08-06-2024, 01:10   #46
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Yeah, I've been to such places. I would just rather avoid such places than have AC on my boat.

I get that others see it differently.
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Avoid the Chesapeake as a sailing area just because of having air conditioning on the boat, now thatís a bit of an overreach can
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Really need more information on what is being offered. Manufacturer, type of refrigerant etc.
price is close to cost of new entry level unit, Dometic etc.
If it is an older, soon to be outdated unit it is not a bargain. As others have said installation cost is significant. Better long term value may be to start new.
Last September I had a reputable firm, Osmotech, England, install three Mabru DC a/c units on my 49' Taswell sailboat - it is a pilothouse so soaks up a lot of solar radiation through the glass windows. The two largest Mabru units are in the main salon (one was judged to be insufficient), the smaller one (larger wouldn't fit) is in the aft owner's cabin. The install took a long time and the whole project was rather expensive, but having just spent the winter in the Caribbean and now on the US East coast for the summer (= insects galore), I'm very happy I have them. I anchor out all the time, and have lots of solar (1600 watts) and LiFePo4 batteries (1,200 amp hours), so thats why I went with the Mabru DC units. I have had problems with two of the three getting their intakes jammed up with plastic trash (plastic never makes it to the sea strainers), probably as their inlets are not far enough below sea level. However, when they work I really appreciate them in hot places! I can run the one in aft cabin overnight off the battery, and recharge the next day with solar if the sun is shining.
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Avoid the Chesapeake as a sailing area just because of having air conditioning on the boat, now that’s a bit of an overreach can
I avoid the Chesapeake in the summer, but in the spring and fall it is beautiful. If you are cruising might as well go where the weather is nice! That's the beauty of cruising--many different places to go to suit many different tastes. I don't know how many people I have talked to who won't go to Maine because the water is too cold, and yet it is just gorgeous--the best scenery on the East Coast.
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