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Old 08-02-2011, 03:27 PM
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A freind of mine uses somthing like thios while plugged into shore pwr. the then runs the hose out the cabin door and plugs the small space the door n hose make http://www.amazon.com/Simplicity-SPA...313139&sr=1-95
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:10 PM
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maybe im missing something, but dont understand how running a genn on the swim platform in the open air is gonna kill you??
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:17 PM
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maybe im missing something, but dont understand how running a genn on the swim platform in the open air is gonna kill you??
Can't find any articles at this moment, but I have read on other forums about people dieing from this. Its my understanding that even if its on the swim platform if the air is still enough or if the wind changes and hits the boat a certain way the carbon monoxide can still drift into the cockpit and accumulate into the cabin. At a minimum at least put a carbon monoxide detector in the cabin and the cockpit. I know lots of people do it, but need to be extra careful.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:14 PM
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when we overnite, i always put the cockpit cover on, then close the door on the cabin. I would use a cm detector if i went this route.
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If you want to feel what tap water will do running through a radiator, you can check out a port-a-cool. I have one at my shop it is nothing like a/c but it does blow cool enough to make you comfortable while working.
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to get it to last dont use ice cubes

u fill and freeze 2 ltr bottles filled with water


they tell u that... volume vs surface area is what makes it last longer
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:49 PM
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I got mine from here.It works great.Cools the cabin in my sonic down in no time. Not to cheap but you get what you pay for....http://www.swampy.net/
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A freind of mine uses somthing like thios while plugged into shore pwr. the then runs the hose out the cabin door and plugs the small space the door n hose make http://www.amazon.com/Simplicity-SPA...313139&sr=1-95
Thats what I use, mine is 10K btus.. its gets like a freezer in my cabin, I wake up a popsicle sometimes.
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Thats what I use, mine is 10K btus.. its gets like a freezer in my cabin, I wake up a popsicle sometimes.
What do y'all plug the space with?
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I have one of the Krusin Kool units that I would be happy to sell someone. 7K BTU unit in a Samosnite suitcase with the hoses and pump unit. Used it for a season on my 34PC and it cooled that down no problem.

If anyone is interested. Can send pics.
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