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05-24-2013 06:26 PM
ellenwhite2
New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

Our 16K BTU unit is under the V berth. The duct work is run thru the hanging locker, exiting into both the top surface to cool the v berth and the side to cool the cabin. Eats up some storage space, but I can still hang foulies and have hanging fabric shelves x 2 towards the front of the locker to hold T shirts, etc. Had to sacrifice most of the accessible storage under the v berth, tho. It's kinda loud to sleep on top of the compressor, but it drowns out the hubby's snoring. Haha! He will say same about me! We also installed a Smart Start capacitor, so we can run the AC at anchor with the Honda 2000, if it gets too hot outside. Our boat's a '77, so the general layout may differ from yours. I'll be glad to send pics, if you like. Oh, and congrats on a fabulous boat!!
Ellen
05-22-2013 02:02 PM
deniseO30
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

Pictures of the boat, the areas you need to pass through would help, Running simple duct-work is not rocket science, and going through a bulk head should not weaken it if you stay clear of the edges.
05-22-2013 01:49 PM
pc37howard
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

On my 37 i installed the 16000btu ac unit in the locker in the quarter berth. I had to take the starteing battery and put be it behind the engine.i put the supply duck in the door that goes into that locker. Had to may the shelve longer for the unit to sit on. There is also room for the pump. The return come through the charttable seat .this puts the noise the unit makesaway away from the pullman berth. I dont live on the boat . If i had it to do over, i would be using the 5000btu ac unit in the hatch. And put that money somewere else. This my 2cents
05-22-2013 08:34 AM
radcat
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

Thanks. She is getting a topside paint job as we speak. This has been a long road, but the end is in sight. We received the new fuel tank last week and the rudder gudgeon was shipped from PS on Monday- that was the critical path part. Bad things happen when you don't maintain the zincs. Thumper said he had never seen a gudgeon that badly corroded. I will post some pics shortly.
05-21-2013 10:39 PM
mcgray
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

Congratulations on your new boat! I believe I looked at this beauty in Stuart and was tempted. So happy it has a new crew!
MCGray
Island Lady
#56
1989 PSC 31
05-10-2013 05:45 PM
34crealock
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

Ask for "Thumper" at Pacific Seacraft. He helped me greatly in my refit I did inMaine last year. I just spent the day rebuilding my Grocko head. I'd love to see your composting install. Good luck.
05-10-2013 04:37 PM
hellosailor
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

radcat,
From what I've heard PSC embraces their owners, new or used. And I'd be surprised if you couldn't call them and get all the answers direct from the horse's mouth on Monday. About the bulkhead, and quite possibly also what they have used on other boats.
05-10-2013 02:36 PM
BirdBrain333
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

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Originally Posted by radcat View Post
Thanks for the replies. [snip] I took out the head and am replacing it with a composting head. The original owner went straight to the Bahamas and never plumbed the holding tank (they used it as another water tank)- everything went straight over the side. I have fond memories of maintaining the head on a Pearson 323 so I decided to try something different. I'll post some before and after pictures.
I also know nothing about AC but wanted to extend congratulations and welcome! I would also love to hear (and see pics) of the composting toilet conversion. Our Lavac is great but I'd dearly love to get rid of the holding tank and rats nest of hoses! Please keep us posted.

Jay
PSC 37 # 171, Kenlanu
Oriental NC heading home to Maine
04-10-2013 06:34 PM
PCSSailor
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

Took my AC out. It was in the Starboard locker just behind the mast step. I needed it for my batteries. It was a two part system with the condenser taking up 1/2 of the large v-birth locker. Another reason to jetison. Wife wants it back in so it will probably go under v-birth but haven't figured out logistics yet. Figure the two part was different from what you have.
04-01-2013 09:16 PM
BluesHarp
Re: New PSC 37 owner- need help with A/C

If I can remember correctly, I ran the main supply up to the corner behind the seat back and had it aiming up into the main cabin. I then "y"d it off with the intent of sending it towards the galley area. When I starting cutting holes with a four inch hole saw, I found there was enough room between the under seat storage area and the outside of the seat to run a three inch flexible duct. Using this newly discovered unused area, I avoided having to lose part of the under seat storage. I also "y"d off a four inch hose through the head to discharge into the forward berth. It was only possible using a four inch hole saw on a electric drill. A circular four inch hole will not weaken the structure. Hope this helps.
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