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Does anyone know anything about these units. I would think that 3500BTU would be plenty for the cabin of my Bullet.

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The Cruisair unit is a 115-volt 3500btu unit that comes with an inverter.

Or, would I be better off with a true 12-volt system like the DB Breeze unit?
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also check http://www.cruisencomfortusa.com/mescompressor.html

They had a small write up in the latest powerboat mag. You will probably need a extra battery or two just to run these.
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You will probably need a extra battery or two just to run these.
Yes, I plan to add two more batteries in my Bullet to run the A/C unit.

However, would I be better off getting a true 12-volt system, or buying a 115 system and an inverter. I know the inverter would add to my costs, but I would be able to also use the 115-volt outlets that currently only work when I am connected to Shore Power.
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I doubt if a 3500 btu unit will keep your cabin cool in the Texas sun. You would probably need about a 7000 btu unit.
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Yes, I plan to add two more batteries in my Bullet to run the A/C unit.

However, would I be better off getting a true 12-volt system, or buying a 115 system and an inverter. I know the inverter would add to my costs, but I would be able to also use the 115-volt outlets that currently only work when I am connected to Shore Power.
hmmmm.....dont know. Somebody smarter than I will hopefully chime in. I would like a full 12 volt system with its own batteries and a charger that i could plug in when back on my lift. I guess something w/o an inverter would be best so you have less complication. But if you want to use your outlets than you kinda need the inverter.
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you're better off installing a regular unit and running a portable 4 stroke generator. my honda 2000 plugs into my shorepower with an adapter, and will run my a/c, fridge, and battery charger for 7+ hours on 1 gallon of gas.
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you're better off installing a regular unit and running a portable 4 stroke generator. my honda 2000 plugs into my shorepower with an adapter, and will run my a/c, fridge, and battery charger for 7+ hours on 1 gallon of gas.
non-diesel generators make me a little nervous around gas fumes in an engine compartment.....I think thats why most will install a diesel gen in a gas boat.

How much your honda weigh?
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I doubt if a 3500 btu unit will keep your cabin cool in the Texas sun. You would probably need about a 7000 btu unit.
I can get a 9000btu unit for $1075 HERE, I believe that 9000 btu's for my cabin is overkill.
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you're better off installing a regular unit and running a portable 4 stroke generator. my honda 2000 plugs into my shorepower with an adapter, and will run my a/c, fridge, and battery charger for 7+ hours on 1 gallon of gas.
Yes, that is a option for over-nighting, but not a very workable solution for daytime rafting up in the cove.
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