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 Post subject: New A/C Installation
PostPosted: 28 Oct 2018 20:12 
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Joined: 20 Nov 2014 16:20
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Location: Great South Bay, Long Island NY
Hi All,
Broke down and cleared out Starboard Vee Berth Locker and installed Dometic 12,000 BTU A/C-Heat, March 8.5 GPM cond pump, and Perko 3/4" basket strainer. Nuts and bolts of job wasnt bad, engineering everything to fit was time consuming, made cardboard template of base and mock up of unit to insure fit. Used West System Six-10 epoxy to install support rail for A/C Base to inside of hull and made seperate mount also epoxied to hull. With the exception of the pump mount, and support rail on hull, everything else is removable, just in case. I also have a 2' through hull in the same compartment to pump my holding tank out if offshore. West System Six-10 my new favorite epoxy, just use the better caulking gun, stuff doesn't sag, have done some minor fairing with it...great stuff.

Kept it simple and installed Supply and Return Registers in Vee Berth cabinetry. Supply Register is 12 x 6 facing down centerline of boat, Return Register is 14 x 10 and is on the inside vee berth cut out. We sleep in the main salon in the summer mostly, so this should work fine. Hated drilling holes in a perfectly good boat, but worth it to stay cool at the dock next season. Brutal summer in the Northeast 2018..would have killed for A/C, had three mold blooms, with fans running and 4 cowl vents, humidity and heat never quit.

All through hulls in same compartment, bottom of hull was about 1" thick solid fiberglass, side condenser discharge about 3/8" thick solid fiberglass about 5" above the waterline.

Also needed new shore power panel, Installed Blue Seas Panel 30 amp main and 6 breakers, I have one spare breaker left.

Not able to test until next season 2019, waited for fall haul out to install through hulls. Will post update when tested, keeping fingers crossed for now...

Todd
S/V Bleu Moon
Hull #439


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S/V Bleu Moon
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 Post subject: Re: New A/C Installation
PostPosted: 28 Oct 2018 20:17 
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Midshipman

Joined: 20 Nov 2014 16:20
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Location: Great South Bay, Long Island NY
Picture of Strainer was before I had all hoses clamped.
I also installed switch guards on individual breaker switches on Shore Power Panel.

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