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It was either add air conditioning or not sleep on the boat all summer.  Here the unit is stored when not in use.
It was either add air conditioning or not sleep on the boat all summer. Here the unit is stored when not in use.
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The unit slides out on rails when in use.  Water drains to the bilge.
The unit slides out on rails when in use. Water drains to the bilge. *
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Teak louvers match those ventilating the fridge.
Teak louvers match those ventilating the fridge.
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I used simple thin wall PVC for ducts.  One exits here.  The other moves cold air forward to the V-berth.
I used simple thin wall PVC for ducts. One exits here. The other moves cold air forward to the V-berth.
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Seat cushion removed to show barrier between lower, air return plenum, and upper, cold air out plenum.
Seat cushion removed to show barrier between lower, air return plenum, and upper, cold air out plenum. *
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Unit is extended out for use. Return air enters through louvers in plenum wall, cycles through heat exchanger, and exits through the duct work. (Louvers, backordered, had not yet been installed when this pic was taken.  They would be in the lower wall, midship.)
Unit is extended out for use. Return air enters through louvers in plenum wall, cycles through heat exchanger, and exits through the duct work. (Louvers, backordered, had not yet been installed when this pic was taken. They would be in the lower wall, midship.)
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Barrier drops into place.  Unit is ready to turn on.
Barrier drops into place. Unit is ready to turn on.
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The unit is retracted when not in use.  In the Fall, it's easily lifted out and stored in the garage, leaving this space for storage.
The unit is retracted when not in use. In the Fall, it's easily lifted out and stored in the garage, leaving this space for storage.
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After adding the AC unit to the boat, I added this generator mount/
After adding the AC unit to the boat, I added this generator mount/"bridge". In winter, when the AC and gen are in storage (Solar panels handle everything else.), I use this as an easy way to stern depart the boat.
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Made with thick starboard and aluminum angle, it's bolted together.
Made with thick starboard and aluminum angle, it's bolted together.
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Honda generator strapped down.
Honda generator strapped down.
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The 1000 runs the AC fine, and is so much lighter than the 2000.
The 1000 runs the AC fine, and is so much lighter than the 2000.
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