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Webasto Air Conditioning

All,

I have a '95 Catalina 30 and after seeing temps aboard hit 107 this summer I'm taking the plunge and installing AC when I haul out this winter. I'm looking at the 12,000 BTU Webasto reverse cycle heat/AC unit as they're supposed to be the quietest. link

I'm looking for feedback from anyone who's installed one of these good or bad, and anything that was a surprise during the install. As for location, I'm thinking of under the v-berth just forward of the head and just off the centerline. I'll T-off the raw water intake for the head since we only use fresh water in the head anyway.

We're located on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey, so 12,000 BTU seems to be about right and the heat will be nice in the spring and fall.

Thanks in advance,
Jim
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