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Re: Your thoughts on my A/C install plan/Mac25 1984

would love to see pictures of your installation...sounds intriguing.

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Re: Your thoughts on my A/C install plan/Mac25 1984

Here is a photo of the install...
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Re: Your thoughts on my A/C install plan/Mac25 1984

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Not worthless now I hope...

I used high density foam to seal off the almost useless lazerette on a 1984 25M...

The A/C cools great at night... During the daytime it really only makes a dent in the heat but it is better than it was... If you get a higher BTU unit it will be better for the daytime heat... I used a 5000 BTU... Since there is no room for a generator anyway, cooling while underway wasn't really a consideration anyway.
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Hi Denise... We met yeas ago when I bought my sailboat from Paul Lodge. I remember that you showed me how to reef a sail. I also remember that you are an HVAC specialist too.

Thanks for the insight on the condensation disappearance. FYI, the A/C was just thru the same heatwave you have been in and it didn't show any condensate so I guess it is working even in the extreme HHH.

If I had the expertise that you have I possibly would have taken apart the unit into components that I could fit in more readily, but I am not that knowledgeable.



I am a member of the Bristol Yacht Club but I have the boat in Somers Point for the season... I needed to sail where I can really sail...

Last summer I chartered a Jeanneau 39 and toured the Chesapeake. It was also as hot then as it has been now.

Do you still have sailboat races on Tuesday Nights at Anchor?

Also, I have shot some sailboat tours at the Annapokis Sailboat Show and you can see them at Sailboat Video Home if you would like to take a peek.

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Yes that is the East End Yacht Club that Races. They are always looking for crew. Most of the members are members of Anchor too. I don't race myself.
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Re: Your thoughts on my A/C install plan/Mac25 1984

On those 100 deg. days, a tremendous amount of heat radiates through the coach roof and portlights. A boom tent can help shade those areas and prevent the heat from migrating into the boat.
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Re: Your thoughts on my A/C install plan/Mac25 1984

Where does the hot exhaust air go? If the quarter birth was too small to use, then this sounds like a good use of the space. If you don't have the exhaust piped out, you might get better efficiency if you can get a vent out somehow.
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Re: Your thoughts on my A/C install plan/Mac25 1984

In the cockpit there's a seat/hatch that opens up and I prop it open to exhaust the hot air.
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