Portable A/C - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 06-06-2006 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Portable A/C

We have a hatch portable A/C that always leaks on my husbands head while trying to sleep (water torture). Also, it takes the humidity out of our 36' S2 but doesn't cool except the aft cabin in which its above. We have seen the rolling kind. Any thoughts if these would be good aboard while tied to the slip? It gets very hot while trying to do maintenence in July, August.
Thanks
S/V Delphinus is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 06-06-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
turn it down

If you have the AC on high (all the way up) the compressor is not cycling and there is probable a thin sheet of ice building up in front of the coils. This then melts and trips in the cabin. Turn the temp down a bit and make sure the compresor cycles. It will cool some what better, but will not leak. These units are good for a 26 ft boat, but your's is a bit bigger. A shade over your boat will help a lot also.
bigsarg1 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 06-07-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,049
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by S/V Delphinus
We have a hatch portable A/C that always leaks on my husbands head while trying to sleep (water torture). Also, it takes the humidity out of our 36' S2 but doesn't cool except the aft cabin in which its above. We have seen the rolling kind. Any thoughts if these would be good aboard while tied to the slip? It gets very hot while trying to do maintenence in July, August.
Thanks
We bought one of the room type air condtioners your are thinking of. However after setting it up in the garage we decided it was just too big for our 32' footer. All the units we've seen are about waist high, and the 8000 BTU we tried weighed over 70 pounds. I just couldn't see where we could secure it when underway, and even while at the dock, it would take too much space.

It's too bad they can't get the exterior dimensions down to about 1/2 the current size because if they were a bit smaller they would be perfect for a boat.

We took the room unit back and got a small window unit that I will fit to either the companionway or one of the hatches. Hopefully that will provide enough cooling and not be too cumbersome.

Bill and Jill
s/v Palmetto Moon
PalmettoSailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 06-07-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 654
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
how about a combination of a dehumidifyer and a fan? poor man's a/c...
hamiam is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 06-08-2006
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
You can pick up a new MARINE air conditioner for your boat for 1000-1200 bucks and probably can find used ones on E-bay for less $$. Why spend hundreds for a poor solution that is also a pain when you want to leave the dock?
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Portable towed watermakers Mumec Gear & Maintenance 26 10-08-2007 10:51 PM
Catalina 36 MKII A/C pbieger Gear & Maintenance 0 01-25-2001 02:52 PM
A/C Unit toribk Gear & Maintenance 1 11-17-2000 12:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome