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Re: Window AC Unit
I also use a window unit in the companionway. I have long since done away with hatch boards in favor of a swing-out door. During the spring/summer/fall in Florida, I replace my teak/lexan door with a starboard replacement containing a cutout to fit the window AC. This allows me to just swing open the door when entering or exiting the cabin. No more stepping over the unit for the admiral as her legs are too short!
To solve the drainage issue, I fitted a grommet into the AC chassis and plumbed 1/4" aquarium tubing to one of the cockpit scuppers. This set up works like a champ! 5500 btu's keep the cabin nice and comfy and I can get 7-8 hours in econo-mode on the honda 2K gen.
Yes.....I tend to anchor away from most boats due to noise. When we cant avoid neighbors, we only run this rig in the evening long enough to get the heat out of the boat.
1983 Morgan OI 416