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post #4 of Old 11-21-2003 Thread Starter
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Cabin Cooling Radiators

I don''t know how well they work. Certainly the boat would need to be insulated and these units probably wouldn''t work as well an any A/C unit. But, since I don''t plan on using marinas and shore power, the whole advantage to me is its low energy draw.

You''re right, Noreaster. I know from snokeling that tropical waters can be quite cool as close as 5''-6'' from the surface. A long intake hose wouldn''t have to go down much further than the keel to bring up the cool water but might require a slightly more powerful pump to suck water through the hose''s length.

Chas
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