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Old 03-14-2006, 10:31 AM
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The Bay Air 12V A/C System

I know this has been discussed before, but I just want to be sure that I am making the right decision before I spend $1500!

It gets hot on the lake in Texas, and I would like to have some kind of cooling system for the cabin. My Bullet has a large "cooler" next to the sink in the cabin, but I doubt that I will use it to store drinks. It can be used as the "cooler" for the A/C system.

Has anyone ever used one of these? How well did it work?

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It's basically a swamp cooler. They do work rather well, as long as you keep up with the ice. The built-in cooler in your bullet is about the same size as mine, and that should hold enough ice to keep cool during a day of boating.
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It's basically a swamp cooler. They do work rather well, as long as you keep up with the ice. The built-in cooler in your bullet is about the same size as mine, and that should hold enough ice to keep cool during a day of boating.
I'm not worried about ice comsumption. I can always get more ice. I just want a cool place to enjoy the BJ chair!
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Interesting but I think the cooling potential is limited.Curious what the price is.Mermaid makes a 12 volt air conditioner that is a 110 unit running off an inverter,seems to be a well built unit all stainless and well thought out.
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Interesting but I think the cooling potential is limited.Curious what the price is.Mermaid makes a 12 volt air conditioner that is a 110 unit running off an inverter,seems to be a well built unit all stainless and well thought out.
Bay Air wants $1500! That's why I want to be sure.
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You can buy a 5K cruisair for less a little less than $1,500. Spend a few bucks on a 2500 watt inverter and an extra battery and you'll have something MUCH better for just a little more money.....
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www.kooleraire.com for $39 if you don't mind ice.....
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Bay Air wants $1500! That's why I want to be sure.
Damn! I didn't realize they were that much.
Forget that!

Go here:
http://www.swampy.net/hprices.html
I have experience with the swampy's, they really do work quite well.
I really like the M300, very versatile and completely portable.
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I can get a Zepher 5K BTU A/C for $1200, so I'm gonna pass on the Bay Air system.

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That's a nice unit, but it will require about 500 watts to run.
It'll Need a gen.
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