Re-install the marine air or keep the window shaker?
At some point during the re-fit I removed the 12000 BTU Marine Air unit from the boat to access the space below it for a larger holding tank. My thinking at the time was “hey, I’m going cruising and that thing won’t run on alternative energy so it’s gone.” Well, the re-fit is done and I find that the air conditioner will fit back where it was so I started thinking of re-installing it but before I do I wanted to stop here for a reality check and ask some questions like; Has anybody used this unit with a Honda eu2000i – will it even work with this generator? And, (this one is really only for those who are “out there”) do you spend enough time at the dock overall to make it worth it?
My thoughts now after not having it for a couple of years and using a window shaker is that the window shaker is cheap and I can run it with the genny, but it’s ugly and when I want to go sailing I have to take it off the hatch anyway until the hook is down. We’re also concerned about security. The window shaker would be the best spot for someone to get access to the boat but with the marine air unit the boat stays locked up tight.
I don’t know, what do you all think?