Originally Posted by camaraderie
Sure there is...Honda 2000 or similar gas generator can power a small AC. Nevertheless...you will grow to hate a carry on! Before investing $900 bucks, you might think about whether investing a bit more in a real marine AC might serve you better.
Tossing around a 45 pound generator and a 70 plus pound AC unit on a
28' boat hardly fits my definiton of suitable, so I agree that he'll quickly come to hate the big carry on.
That said, the cost of installing a water cooled marine AC is many multiples of the $900 carry on unit, and you can always buy the carry on at a steep discount from someone that already hates it. ;-)
In my case the cost of an installed AC system doesn't make sense against the value of the boat, but I don't want to sleep in a sweatbox, so I sought a more cost effective, if cumbersome solution. My WVYC (West Virginia Yacht Club) approved window unit weighs about half of the Cruiseair and provides the same cooling BTU's. Sure its bit of a PITA, but I can buy 8 of them and have change left over from $900.