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09-12-2012 01:32 AM
MedSailor
Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

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Originally Posted by SchockT View Post
This is true! But you better have GOOD rum on board! Bacardi just won't cut it!
Actually I was quite surpirzed to find out that bacardi 8 year is a really good rum! It's not heavy on the vanilla and spice (which I think is good) and has the woody character of a good whiskey.



MedSailor
09-09-2012 07:21 PM
SchockT
Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
There is an exception. A sailor stuck in a remote anchorage with failing refrigeration will trade copious amount of alcohol for a repair.
This is true! But you better have GOOD rum on board! Bacardi just won't cut it!
09-09-2012 10:04 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

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Originally Posted by SchockT View Post
Lol! There is no fortune to be made in refrigeration and air conditioning for boats! Sailors are too cheap to pay for innovation
There is an exception. A sailor stuck in a remote anchorage with failing refrigeration will trade copious amount of alcohol for a repair.
09-09-2012 12:11 AM
DannyboyUpstate
Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

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We gurus have gone to where the real money is: commercial and industrial hvac-r.
THAAAAT'S RIGHT! Meet me in the chemical plant!
09-09-2012 12:03 AM
SchockT
Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

Lol! There is no fortune to be made in refrigeration and air conditioning for boats! Sailors are too cheap to pay for innovation!

We gurus have gone to where the real money is: commercial and industrial hvac-r.

(even residential is more profitable than marine!)
09-08-2012 11:50 AM
ccriders
Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

Where's Denise? Calling all ac guru's. There is a fortune to be made with 5 - 10 K btu acs that can be powered by sunlight.
09-08-2012 02:21 AM
MedSailor
Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

<$100 air conditioner: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...tml#post913870

MedSailor
09-08-2012 12:14 AM
Frogwatch
Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

Boat AC seems to use such crappy tech. Its the same old compressor/condensor as land based systems when boats have access to the worlds biggest heat sink. You'd think somebody would make an absorption/type of AC using the ocean as the heat sink
There are actually zeolite based AC systems for buildings where heat is used to remove the water from the zeolite. Normally, boats have access to almost unlimited sunlight too for heating it. Somebody needs to combine these into a good small marine AC.
09-07-2012 10:46 PM
Armchair Sailor
Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

Thanks for all replies. I now found several vendors for water cooled marine air conditioners such as this marinaire. com/Marine_air_conditioner_p/msba6k2.htm
and this aquaair. net/SSIG_Self_Contained_Units__80706-11.pdf

They make smaller and more efficient units now. The prices for the smallest 5000 BTU units seem to be around $1500 after you include the water pump.
09-07-2012 09:46 PM
Barquito
Re: Water Cooled Air Conditioners For Sailboats?

Well, what about in a place like on Lake Michigan? The water probably doesn't get much warmer than mid 50's at about 30' depth. The summer temps get near 100. Is there some passive way (no electricity) of getting that cold water up to the boat?
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