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Old 10-18-2007, 03:49 PM
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I would like to add A/C to my boat and would like to know if anyone has any experience with the DC Breeze by Glacier Bay. We overnight away from the docks many weekends and like the idea of 12 Volts! The unit would primarily be used for a short period to cool the cuddy down as I know extended run time would be limited due to battery life.
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I bought the one that goes on the cooler. At night it might work ok but it won't do much with the afternoon heat. If you can install one go that route. There is in that that works with a separate battery but it's around a grand. It would be good if your boat is not rigged for shore power and doesn't have room for a generater.
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Touch base with crb76. He has been doing some research in this area. I think he has even found a company to lab the condenser and battery terminal connections for better performance.
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honda 2000 runs a 7,000 BTU unit without problems.....you can also power anythng else you need this way too.
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CRB76 any experience with any 12volt A/C?
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the one that goes in a cooler which is made by kooleraire works great in the cabin if you freeze 2 two liter bottles. work in the middle of the day and great at night and wont drain a battery completely down.

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I went with a CabinMate 5000 (110 volt unit) and a 2000 watt inverter, but that was 10 years ago... Two Group 31 batteries would run it nonstop for almost 2 hours. Nice thing about it was that the inverter would automatically switch over to charge mode, and run the A/C on shore power when you plugged it in, so you get the best of both worlds.
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Here you go:
http://www.marineair.com/contained/body.html
Their rotary compressors have very low startup currunt draw. I have a 110V unit and my genset doesn't even notice it start.
So I guess they packaged an AC unit and inverter together.
Side note: Always get a rotary control. The Digitals dont last.
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I went with a CabinMate 5000 (110 volt unit) and a 2000 watt inverter, but that was 10 years ago... Two Group 31 batteries would run it nonstop for almost 2 hours. Nice thing about it was that the inverter would automatically switch over to charge mode, and run the A/C on shore power when you plugged it in, so you get the best of both worlds.
Ok has anyone ever seen CSprays boat? I rode on it last weekend, ended up staying over night on it ( Jello shots and Capt/Cokes) and this boat is done up. Upgraded to indy car specs right Chuck?
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