Like Tree0Likes

Has anyone tryed this "poor mans ac"??

Reply
Old 08-01-2011, 10:19 PM
  #11
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Sonic30ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: CT
My Boats: 1987 Sonic 30 SS 1998 45' Wellcraft Excalibur
Posts: 1,056
Default

It would work if you used about 1000 lbs of ice over a 24 hr period (6000 btu/hr) for a small cabin or 2000 lbs for a larger one (12000 btu/hr)!!!!!
Sonic30ss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 10:29 PM
  #12
Registered
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 17
Default

If you was to pump lake water through a heater core, you'd have to get water from deep below the surface.
wyatt_450 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 10:38 PM
  #13
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
JRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: MI
My Boats: DCB
Posts: 2,501
Default

Why use ice...wouldnt dry ice be a better choice?
JRider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 10:45 PM
  #14
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Sonic30ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: CT
My Boats: 1987 Sonic 30 SS 1998 45' Wellcraft Excalibur
Posts: 1,056
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRider View Post
Why use ice...wouldnt dry ice be a better choice?
Dry ice would be awesome until the CO2 displaced the O2 and you woke up dead
Sonic30ss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 10:46 PM
  #15
Registered
Platinum Member
 
bufordt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Michigan
My Boats: 86 10 Meter Reggie-sold lookin 4 a cat
Posts: 143
Default

I would think dry ice might work, it dam near freezes stuff. Would it really kill you? I know you can use it in a drink!

Last edited by bufordt; 08-01-2011 at 10:49 PM. Reason: more to add
bufordt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 10:48 PM
  #16
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Sonic30ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: CT
My Boats: 1987 Sonic 30 SS 1998 45' Wellcraft Excalibur
Posts: 1,056
Default

Please do NOT use dry ice!!!!!!! Have you seen how well CO2 fire extinguishers work????? It will do the same thing to you!!!!
Sonic30ss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 10:56 PM
  #17
Registered
Trade Score: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Between A Womans Leggs in IL
My Boats: 77 donzi x18 92 formula 336 sr1
Posts: 6,321
Default Fixx

saw this on tv the other night,i wonder how well it will work in a boat? they said it only draws like 800 watts..

http://www.5in1airwolf.com/Default.a...dPxOD8g&bhcp=1



edit,,i just read that it used 4 ice packs to cool.

Last edited by FIXX; 08-01-2011 at 11:00 PM.
FIXX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 11:21 PM
  #18
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Pasadena, MD
My Boats: It's Not About Being Noticed, It's About Being Remembered
Posts: 3,239
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonic30ss View Post
Dry ice would be awesome until the CO2 displaced the O2 and you woke up dead
LOL!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrfixxall View Post
saw this on tv the other night,i wonder how well it will work in a boat? they said it only draws like 800 watts..

http://www.5in1airwolf.com/Default.a...dPxOD8g&bhcp=1

edit,,i just read that it used 4 ice packs to cool.
That thing is still cool for 300 bucks.

Last edited by f_inscreenname; 08-01-2011 at 11:26 PM.
f_inscreenname is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 11:57 PM
  #19
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cornelius, NC
My Boats: 2000 29 fever with hp500
Posts: 902
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Here's Johnny View Post
I have one and have used it a lot. I works better with a 2 2 liter bottles with water in them frozen last longer than just bags of ice and it makes the cabin cooler.
kickin32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 12:24 AM
  #20
Registered
 
JasonSmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 4,333
Default

I have one that I use in the airplane & it does work and it works well, however it doesn't cool like a normal air conditioner would. The ice usually will last me for taxi, climb-out & up to altitude when I shut it down. I then fire it back up during the last 5000' of decent and when taxiing.
It won't last all night. You get about 40 minutes of cool blowing on you. Just enough to keep you out of the miserable hot range.
JasonSmith is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.