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Old 11-18-2003
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Cabin Cooling Radiators

Some time ago, a friend told me he was going to install a radiator on his boat to cool the salon. I think it was a prefabricated unit designed for boats. It would bring the temperature of the boat down to that of the ambient sea water.

It was comprised of a radiator that had sea water pumped through it by an electric pump, a fan that blew cabin air across the radiator and an evaporator to get rid of condensation from the radiator.

Though he didn''t give me numbers, it seemed as though the current required was so small that it would run all day on a normal bank without having to start the engine or generator. And when left on, it would eventually cool the boat down.

Has anyone heard of this system? And, if so, how well did it work?

Chas
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