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post #4 of Old 09-07-2012
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Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

I think armchair sailor was curious about using raw water for cooling in lieu of a compressor/evaporator coil that uses freon.

There was a discussion on this subject over the summer. Some folks say they have used or have know someone that uses "yankee" air conditioning. Typical ac units have a discharge air temperature of 55-60 degrees @ 95 degree outdoor temperature up here in New England.

Bottom line, if the water is cold enough you can condition the air with raw water, but as the water temperture rises, the a/c discharge air temp also rises.

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