Air Conditioning - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 09-06-2006 Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Air Conditioning

Does anyone have recommendations on air conditioners? I bought a Cruiseair Air conditioner at West Marine. It worked well but was so loud we couldn't sleep.

We are looking at some of the smaller DC options. Kooleraire and some others. Does anyone have experience? We sail in the Chesapeake, so we only need to deal with about 4 months of heat, but that is a lot of time off the boat.
dwbecker is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 09-07-2006
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 1,889
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 15
A couple of years ago I installed two air conditioners from Flagship Marine:

These are the same ones used on USCG and Canadian CG vessels. I've been very happy with them.

Unlike the CruiseAirs, these units are not reverse cycle. They have a large electric heating element to provide heat in winter (about 2,000 watts each). I felt this was more efficient, less complicated (no pumps running or filters to get clogged), and safer. Through 2 complete winters I found that just one of these kept the boat (42' sloop) at a comfortable temperature except on the very coldest nights when additional heat was required.

My boat is in Washington, DC at the moment. Would be happy to show you these units anytime.

S/V Born Free
btrayfors is offline  

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:


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
Sailboat Air Conditioning? 1970Columbia34 Gear & Maintenance 33 08-25-2010 09:30 PM
air conditioning kennya Gear & Maintenance 14 11-06-2006 11:42 AM
Air Conditioning PaulPryor General Discussion (sailing related) 1 08-03-2004 12:23 PM
Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning ray1248 Gear & Maintenance 6 01-16-2003 12:48 PM
Low Voltage DC Air Conditioning Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-29-2000 09:00 PM

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