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Old 07-29-2009, 08:47 AM
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I want to add shore power and air conditioning, but do not need a genny because I will only use it when hooked to the dock.....any suggestions??????
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:28 AM
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cable. service outlet, 10 gae triplex, breaker panel 110, ac unit, thru hull for supply, ball valve , thru hull for dump.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:36 PM
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I like the idea of installing a charger/inverter in these instances. The shorepower can/will run your AC and some recepticals. When you're away from the dock/shorepower you can run the inverter with the engine on to feed the AC and cool down the cabin for a little bit. With the engine off you probably can't run the AC and if you do the batteries wont last long but you can use the recepticals.

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Old 07-29-2009, 12:41 PM
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When installing the breaker panel, be sure to get one that's made for shore power. Warning, they can be expensive $175-200+.

The breaker on the shore power panel cuts both +/- legs when you flip the switch and also has a light that comes on so you know if you are hooked up with reversed polarity.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:01 PM
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Look at MarineAir or Mermaid - 5,000 BTU should suffice.
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Just added shorepower to our boat don't forget about a galvanic isolator. It reduces chances of stray current (galvanic corrosion) & electrocution.
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:25 PM
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We have a system that runs on 12 volts, but doesn't use a power inverter to run thanks to 12 volt compressors, they come in 4k btu and 6k btu. Then add your shore power charger! http://www.12voltac.com
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:08 PM
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I bet you could find some surplus marine place that has a 110 panel with all the wiring cheap. I have picks Of my factory panel front and back,electrical out lets,shore power plug,battery charger etc.if ya want the picks,holler,there on my home puter.I think I Even have a wiring diaragham of the panel from Hustler.

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