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Old 01-25-2006, 08:26 PM
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I got one of those deals that looks like suitcase. It works great. A little bit of a hassle, but I couldn't stay on a boat without air. Not sure I want to add all the weight of a permanent install.
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:36 PM
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Have used the carry on on a 311 Formula and a 28 Sonic and they work gread. One draw back is the leaking condensate water dripping back into the cabin. Installed air is great IF you have shore power or a gen set. If you need a gen set look at Mase diesel.
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:47 PM
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You're not trying to "hang meat" in there, are you? Oh, I forgot, it is Clay and he probably is trying to hang meat in there.

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Old 01-25-2006, 08:54 PM
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All it would need to do is lower the temp by 15 to 20 degrees. Anything more would "freeze your azz off".
I'd need it to lower about 30 degrees, Vegas summers on the lake are 110-120 and about 100-105 at night...
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I've had all three a/c mentioned in the thread.

1) Bayair A/C 12 volt ice chest. It works well a 24 quart ice chest will last all night. The only draw back is that it doesn't last very long on bag ice. We would fill 1 gallon freezer bags with water and freeze them they lasted much longer. If you plan on staying more than a day it get to be a pain.

2) Carry-on A/C this thing will freeze your butt off. But like someone mentioned you can not seal around them. So if you're not in a covered slip it will leak, and they are heavy.

3) Kruzin Kool suit case a/c this will also freeze your butt off. It has hoses with a pump that you through overboard and circulate water through the unit. It's still pretty heavy, but it works great. This is my pick of the three.

I sold all of these and installed a/c permentley in the boat, this off season.
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I've had all three a/c mentioned in the thread.
How much $$$ for each one?
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The Bayair went when I sold the 25 Oultaw.

The Carry on I got $350.00 on e-bay.

The Kruzin Kool I got $630.00 on e-bay.
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This may sound like a dumb question but all of these built in units are you running them while actually moving lets say 45-55 mph’s?
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This may sound like a dumb question but all of these built in units are you running them while actually moving lets say 45-55 mph’s?
All built-in units require a water intake in order to work. This is fine for a displacement hull (big cruiser or houseboat), but it may not be feasible with a planing hull. Also, the built-in units run on A/C power, so you would need a gen-set onboard if you were not connected to shore power.
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[QUOTE=Steel Outlawed]I've had all three a/c mentioned in the thread.


2) Carry-on A/C this thing will freeze your butt off. But like someone mentioned you can not seal around them. So if you're not in a covered slip it will leak, and they are heavy.


The drain tube seems to get broken off flush on every one I have seen. I drilled the hole a bit larger, then epoxied a short tube extension back on, then use tygone tubing to hook on the end of the tube and hang over the side of the boat to drain. I also replaced the tube in the bonnet with a stiffer one to keep it out away from the hatch opening, and then use a peice of rope to 'hook' the bonnet to the hatch lid to keep it from blowing up and off. Been in a couple good storms with heavy rain and wind, dry as a bone. Granted in a covered slip, but the cockpit would have gotten soaked if not for the cockpit cover installed those couple times.
They are more awkward than heavy for me, but fit my use perfect. Paid $100 for each one I have, couldn't go wrong.
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