Air Conditioner

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ken64k
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Air Conditioner

Post by ken64k » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:54 pm

I'd like to install an air conditioner in my 1975 F32. I have the duck work in the boat already as there used to be one under the bed in the V berth. What would be a good size for this boat. It only has the 30 amp service.

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Re: Air Conditioner

Post by prowlersfish » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:46 pm

Single 30 amp ? Maybe a 12k unit really the boat could use a bit more . Depending what temps you get. Not sure what Trojan put in them but I don't be leave the stock one was under the V birth
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Re: Air Conditioner

Post by comodave » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:52 am

When we had our F32 we put in an A/C. We did a 16k Mermaid unit. It was the minimum that I would ever go in an F32. And then only if you use a cover over the windshield in the cabin. Trojan had a spot under the helm for the install. We used that area. The V berth is not an ideal location since the cold air will stay down in the galley area and not get up into the salon. If you are going to just use it when you are sleeping then the V berth area would be ok. We made a custom plenum since the off the shelf components would not fit below the helm due to all the shift cables and wiring.
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Re: Air Conditioner

Post by prowlersfish » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:55 am

comodave wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:52 am
When we had our F32 we put in an A/C. We did a 16k Mermaid unit. It was the minimum that I would ever go in an F32. And then only if you use a cover over the windshield in the cabin. Trojan had a spot under the helm for the install. We used that area. The V berth is not an ideal location since the cold air will stay down in the galley area and not get up into the salon. If you are going to just use it when you are sleeping then the V berth area would be ok. We made a custom plenum since the off the shelf components would not fit below the helm due to all the shift cables and wiring.
I agree the only reason I thought 12k is the limited power . If you you only have single 30 adding another is not that hard
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Re: Air Conditioner

Post by mikeandanne » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:06 am

Ken , in our 78 the factory location was , the compressor was under the back deck on the water tank feeding two slave units, one on the stbd side in the salon and the other in the anchor locker area in the v berth....it was 16000 total and even with a white front window cover was not enough in the salon on hot humid days, v berth was fine. This boat had the dual 30 amp shore service.
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Re: Air Conditioner

Post by prowlersfish » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:28 am

The fact the boat has ductwork , leads me to believe it did not have factory AC or it was replaced at some point As Trojan used remote units . If you are using the same duct work you maybe limited by the size of the ductwork
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