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carry on a/c condensation problem

I have a west marine portable ac for my hatch. The condensation is bad, dripping all over the sole. My unit does not have a drain. Anyone have a solution to this problem.
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I assume you have the Dometic Cruise-n-carry, like this:

Sail Delmarva: Keeping a Cruise-and-Carry AC unit On-deck: Good Idea, or Dissaster in the Making?

Yes, it does have a drain (look up the manual on-line).

Go to Home Depot, get a 24-inch square x 1/2-inch thick snap-together foam rubber floor tile, like those used for exersize and play rooms. Cut the tile to fit the nose of the AC unit where it fits through the hatch, like a gasket, overlapping the hatch opening. This will keep the warm humid air from mixing with the cold air and should eliminate about 95% of the dripping. It also helps seal out rain. We used to get rained on but now only get about 1 drip per hour.

The factory hood doesn't work for beans. Throwing a huge beach towel over the hood also helps (but do not block the air vents).

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