A/C for boat - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 05-17-2012 Thread Starter
wduncan50's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 47
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
A/C for boat

I would like to purchase a window A/C unit for my boat so my wife and I can sleep in it while at the dock.

We keep the boat at Port Canaveral Yacht Club in Florida and it gets more than a bit warm here. Usally there is a breeze but not always from the direction I need and there are mosquitoes and enough rain to force me to keep closing at least the hatches.

I would like to buy the smallest A/C unit that will keep my 1981 30' Hunter cool without overworking the A/C unit. By getting the smallest unit I can more easily carry it on and off the boat.

What size A/C unit do I need for this 30' boat?


Will Duncan
wduncan50 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 05-17-2012
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,456
Thanks: 4
Thanked 32 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: A/C for boat

You can manage with 9000 BTU's. It won't do much during the heat of the day, but by bedtime, it should be pretty comfortable.

Catalina 34
chuck53 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 05-18-2012
Senior Member
travlin-easy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland - USA
Posts: 5,350
Thanks: 1
Thanked 35 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: A/C for boat

I have a WEBASTCO 5000 BTU air conditioner on my Morgan 33 O.I. and even during the hottest, most humid summer days it cools the entire boat to 70-degrees within 30 minutes. Installation was relatively easy, but you will need to put in an underwater thru-hull and an above-water drain. Take a look at WEBASTO FCF Series Air Conditioner, FCF 5000 (115V) at West Marine

Good Luck,

travlin-easy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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
WANTED: BASIC BOAT BBQ. CHARCOAL IS OKAY, BEATUP IS OKAY, ANY BOAT BBQ - $25 seattle stephenronning Gear & Maintenance 2 03-30-2009 09:21 AM
Coast Guard finds missing boat, still searching for other boat - FayObserver.com NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-11-2007 11:15 PM
Coast Guard finds missing boat, still searching for other boat - Access North Georgia NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-11-2007 10:15 PM
Coast Guard Finds Missing Boat, Still Searching For Other Boat - WSOCtv.com NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-11-2007 04:15 PM
Coast Guard finds missing boat, still searching for other boat - Myrtle Beach Sun News NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-11-2007 08:15 AM

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