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Positive vote for Ocean Breeze: I purchased a 12,500 btu split system from them for installation in my 30'r. To reduce cabin noise I've located the air compressor in a cockpit locker, with the air handler remote in the saloon. Competitive and dependable. Michael
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CD...yeah 8-9 amps is typical for a microwave on AC circuit. As to splitters...it is absolutely amazing the prices that are charged but there is no getting around it. Checkout the difference between a 30Amp power cord at $50 bucks and the same in 50 AMP...about $500!! That's why I love big boats...so I don't have to decide how much $$ to leave to my kids!
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Cant say about Ocean Breeze, but I've a 16K King Marine and it keeps my 38ft. cool all summer, & toasty all winter here on Corpus Christi Bay. Art.
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Another contribution for a manufacturer other than you asked for We installed a Mermaid 16.5K R/C unit two summers ago. The unit is under the settee amidships and ducts into the saloon, aft cabin and forward cabin. Works great. Ditto in the strainer fouling. One of the best warranties in the biz and good customer service. Only down side... they take the units back to FL to do any work.
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I brought back the carry on a/c from Boat/US. Did not cool off the interior. I went to an R/V dealer and picked up a Carrier a/c unit and placed it into the galley hatch of my Pearson 36. The hull is dark blue and gets very hot in the summer, no shade. It just drops into the hatch and I keep it in all of the time. Works of the dock 110V via and extension cord.
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Ok we are looking and leaning towards the mermaid 16.5k with reverse cycle heat. How does the reverse cycle heat work and should I worry about the water temp? We are sailing in lake Huron and I have no idea what the water temps get down to during the sailing season.
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Ok we are looking and leaning towards the mermaid 16.5k with reverse cycle heat. How does the reverse cycle heat work and should I worry about the water temp? We are sailing in lake Huron and I have no idea what the water temps get down to during the sailing season.
The unit will produce heat, albeit at a lower level, down to around 40 deg F water temp. Below that, the heat transfer is very limited.
As an aside, some of the Mermaid units do not have a stainless drip pan.
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Mermaid Marine air is the only manufacturer to offer a 5 year warranty and prettty decent prices. The pumps they offer are pretty slack, but otherwise they have good units. Their 16.500 with a proper installation would be more than enough for you 34.
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Air Conditioner Wiring

Read through this thread and have a question.
If I wire the Air Conditioner to a separate AC service, with it's own breaker, how do I wire it so that it then runs from the generator? The gen only feeds one service.
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You need to wire in a SHore/Gen/Off Switch. You switch between the two power sources.

Here is an example (and the one I use):

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...llpartial/15/0

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PS Essman, I am suprised you do not have one already.
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