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Old 10-04-2010, 01:39 PM
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I'm looking at putting AC / Heat in the 303 as a winter project. I have been looking at the Mermaid 6500 btu and the Flagship Marine Air units.

http://flagshipmarine.com/selfcontained.html

I have seen the Mermaid mentioned on here before, but has anyone used the Flagship?

Are there any other brands I should consider?

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Old 10-04-2010, 03:13 PM
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do you have a generator, or room for one?
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I have considered maybe getting a little Honda 1000 or 2000 to use on the swimstep if we are away from the dock. We usually have shorepower when we overnight, so the generator is not a big deal.
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I put the Mermaid in my Fountain and am happy with it. My cruiser has Marine Airr. It is fine, but the condensation catch pan on it is painted, vs S/S as the Mermaid and Flagship have. Water in a painted pan= rust. Just something to keep in mind while shopping.
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I put the Mermaid in my Fountain and am happy with it. My cruiser has Marine Airr. It is fine, but the condensation catch pan on it is painted, vs S/S as the Mermaid and Flagship have. Water in a painted pan= rust. Just something to keep in mind while shopping.
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Give Marine Air a call and see if their new molded plastic pans will retrofit your old one. Its an issue they addressed a few years back due to all the rust they were getting from the old design and people complaining of the rust stains in the bilge
(At least i think it was Marine Air anyway! )
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Thanks Wally, I'll do that
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