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Offline Shawn

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Re: Hot overnighting at the marina: room AC for the 23?
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2016, 09:47:31 AM »
Looks pretty cool, if it weren't imaginary.  I'm bitter after spending money on several zsnaps connectors that never arrived.  Kickscammed.  I only "lost/invested" $22, and would have trouble justifying $300 for the noria based on the track record for campaigns like this.  Again, i'm just bitter.

Yup, it is not available yet. If they do start shipping next year I would be interested as I have several places I could use that on the boat. Sorry to hear about your problem on Kickstarter. I've only done one project there (controller to build a reflow oven) but it went through fine.

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Re: Hot overnighting at the marina: room AC for the 23?
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2016, 11:44:43 PM »
Yup, this is why summer is NOT OUR FAVORITE SEASON! Went thru many suggestions in an earlier thread after we got our 23 with just the summer in mind. Might wanna check back through some of this thread i put up this past winter:

Staying Cool on a 23
http://cpyoa.geekworkshosting.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=cdlgie37pmhjp4fmnbg1n5agp5&topic=9208.0

Well the bottom line is that we went with a small, 5,000 BTU unit that was very compact and was easy to step over. Simply shove in the quarter berth when out so don't lug on and off the boat. Under 50lbs. You should plan to use/need a fleece blanket! The other advantage is that it can be moved to other boats (another story) or taken home when the ole central system died for a few hot days!

Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner, 115V, FFRA0511R1

You can fit it in even smaller widths as you don't have to use the expanding side panels. We only use one of them now and soon none as I make a new drop board attachment point. You do not have to center it, that is just the way it would work in a house window so most folks install them on boats that way. We prefer it off to the side so that you can get over and around it easier. It has made all the difference when docked in this weather. If you can take it with you , then if you end up at a marina somewhere you can just plug her in again. Obviously if out can't use it, nor is it as critical for a good nights sleep when on the hook.
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Re: Hot overnighting at the marina: room AC for the 23?
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2016, 08:25:11 AM »
Yup, this is why summer is NOT OUR FAVORITE SEASON! Went thru many suggestions in an earlier thread after we got our 23 with just the summer in mind. Might wanna check back through some of this thread i put up this past winter:

Staying Cool on a 23
http://cpyoa.geekworkshosting.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=cdlgie37pmhjp4fmnbg1n5agp5&topic=9208.0

Well the bottom line is that we went with a small, 5,000 BTU unit that was very compact and was easy to step over. Simply shove in the quarter berth when out so don't lug on and off the boat. Under 50lbs. You should plan to use/need a fleece blanket! The other advantage is that it can be moved to other boats (another story) or taken home when the ole central system died for a few hot days!

Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner, 115V, FFRA0511R1

You can fit it in even smaller widths as you don't have to use the expanding side panels. We only use one of them now and soon none as I make a new drop board attachment point. You do not have to center it, that is just the way it would work in a house window so most folks install them on boats that way. We prefer it off to the side so that you can get over and around it easier. It has made all the difference when docked in this weather. If you can take it with you , then if you end up at a marina somewhere you can just plug her in again. Obviously if out can't use it, nor is it as critical for a good nights sleep when on the hook.

Thanks for the reminder of that thread, which I read and participated in at the time. I just didn't think of the right search term, haha.

Lots of good info there and here. I am probably going to keep hunting for the smallest window unit I can find, both in capacity and actual size. Funny, late July isn't the best time to look for them

Bruce
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Re: Hot overnighting at the marina: room AC for the 23?
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2016, 09:18:32 AM »
Hey Bruce,

there may be smaller ones out there but i haven't found them. The AC unit in my above post was the smallest, lightest, best reviewed, simplest one i found and i was looking much earlier. It was $119 at the time. Lowes had some in our neck of the woods recently.

It is all you would ever need on a 23. Seriously, you will need a fleece blanket. Ahhhh.....can feel it already!
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Re: Hot overnighting at the marina: room AC for the 23?
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2016, 10:31:38 AM »
Very cool!
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Re: Hot overnighting at the marina: room AC for the 23?
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2017, 03:16:40 PM »
Well, a friend traded me an AC unit for some stuff I had that he wanted. Good deal.

Now, I have to take it down to the boat, and see about putting it in place.

Jeez, it was theoretical last year; now, darn it all, I have to decide what to do!

Reading back over the thread, I guess quick and dirty is companionway, and fill in the gaps with rubber pieces, whatever I can. Then plug it in and be cool. That will have ramifications of launching, then removing AC to dock or something. Hmmm. maybe that handle deal would allow me to set it in the floor of the cabin. If I slid it up forward, there's my ballast correction weight!.

I could also then evaluate, after proving it cools enough, putting it in the port quarterberth as a longer term fix. No moving that way.

Okay, now, when am I going to do all this?

I'll let yawl know!
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Re: Hot overnighting at the marina: room AC for the 23?
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2017, 04:14:07 PM »
I'm kinda waiting to see if this technology catches on, gets better, and the price comes down some.  The advantage is that you don't have to block your companionway or cut a hole in a hatch or quarterberth bulkhead.  Your compressor unit stays on the dock.  The cooling unit is small and protable enough to put anywhere inside the cabin.  This is the first mini split I've seen that does not require pro installation. Your connecting power/refrigerant/line is so small it can go through a minor cutout in your hatch board.  I haven't been able to figure out where the condensate drain is. 

Issues:  interconnect line is only 10' might not work in all cases, 7.3 SEER is very sad, but if you are only using it intermittently...Your marina is going to have to permit a compressor sitting on the dock unless you want it sitting in your cockpit.  I think the power to the unit comes from the inside cooling unit so you need an 115 AC source on the boat in the cabin. Currently too expensive,

https://www.amazon.com/App-Enabled-RolliCool-Ductless-Split-Conditioner/dp/B071ZR3MMQ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8