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Please note that CD doesn't mention the fact that he has AC.

Of course he has AC . . . he lives in Texas.


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Please note that CD doesn't mention the fact that he has AC.
I do not have AC, I have AC's.... two of them. And a generator. And I am PROUD of it and don't mind running them (especailly when it is hot outside in a crowded anchorage and everyone aroune me is dying of sweat).

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running A/C off battery if I was feeding wind and solar...
A/C takes a LOT of electricity! Unless you have a large catamaran completely covered in solar panels, or a dozen or so windmills, you are not going to come even CLOSE to generating enough electricity on your own.

Anyway, sounds like the consensus is that when we move to Florida we are definitely going to want A/C in our boat!
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CD has enough solar panel coverage on his boat to power Houston at night.

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Im really torn about this. I Live aboard in central NJ and just moved up from a Watkins 27 to a Morgan 34. On the Watkins I had a 8000 watt a/c unit from home depot for a $150.00 With a Timer!!! (lol) Well trying to decide between a Cruiseair 6700 watt hatch unit and a larger sized true marine a/c unit. I would have to fit a 14x20x14 box in the boat somewhere... preferably on the starboard side because it would be easier to hide the insulated duct and vent it. Thought about a box right before the v birth not sure how close space would be.

I guess I could go with the cruiseair and if its not enough sell it and do the marine a/c unit.
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AC on our boat

In 2006, I purchased a Mermaid 9000BTU unit on Ebay for $300.00. This was a new unit, not used. I was very lucky. I got the installation kit from West Marine for $150.00 (about half price) because they were on close out. I instlled it myself following their excellent instructions (almost "Marine AC for Dummies!) This has been the most productive thing we have done. We live in the Florida panhandle and it get hot here! This has extended our livability an additional five or six months. I now have a 3000 watt gas generator hat I can use at anchor.

We have a 33' Glander Tavana. This boat has absolutely no insulation in her decks, so this unit does alot of running. We are going to put a soaker hose on the deck when in port and run that during the day. It should help. We put throwable cushions on the hatches to insulate them.

A friend of our was so impressed with our unit, he bought a Mermaid 12000BTU unit for his Catalina 310. His boat is better insulated and the unit runs great. He has been sick for quite a while and cannot take the heat. It has extended his boat time to year round. A cople of weeks age, he took his family out (eight i all) and borrowed a Honda 2000 generator. They were quite comfortable and the Honda worked flawlessly.
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The best thing I can think of for a/c is no mosquitoes, deer flies Nat's, noseeum's or anything else that wants to make a meal of you at 2:00 in the morning.
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Im really torn about this. I Live aboard in central NJ and just moved up from a Watkins 27 to a Morgan 34. On the Watkins I had a 8000 watt a/c unit from home depot for a $150.00 With a Timer!!! (lol) Well trying to decide between a Cruiseair 6700 watt hatch unit and a larger sized true marine a/c unit. I would have to fit a 14x20x14 box in the boat somewhere... preferably on the starboard side because it would be easier to hide the insulated duct and vent it. Thought about a box right before the v birth not sure how close space would be.

I guess I could go with the cruiseair and if its not enough sell it and do the marine a/c unit.
My boat is on the central NJ coast and we have a 16,000 btu Cruiseair system. I wouldn't be without it. Although it's nothing like the Chesapeake it can get a bit hot if the breeze dies. It has the added benefit of keeping out the green monsters and the occasional dock noise.
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The best thing I can think of for a/c is no mosquitoes, deer flies Nat's, noseeum's or anything else that wants to make a meal of you at 2:00 in the morning.
There are mosquitos and no-seeums in Florida?? You sure?? I thought that was a myth! (smile).

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