Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-06-2009, 06:31 AM   #1
Shoalwaters's Avatar
City: Rodney Bay Lagoon
Country: St. Lucia, West Indies
Vessel Name: "Dragon Lady"
Vessel Model: DeFever 41
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 681
Need marine air-conditioning book

I have three Cruisair a/c units and I would like to diagnose and recharge them myself - bring in the a/c contractor only as required. I'm a competent engineer and understand the principles involved.* I also have access to gauges, vacuum pump and refrigerant. Any suggestions on a how-to book would be appreciated. Google and Amazon don't return the results I'm looking for.


-- Edited by Shoalwaters at 07:36, 2009-02-06

Shoalwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 06:46 AM   #2
Keith's Avatar
Vessel Name: Anastasia III
Vessel Model: Krogen 42
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,716
RE: Need marine air-conditioning book

I've got one I'll see you cheap, but it's at the boat and I can't remember the title. Will get back to you.

Keith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 04:27 AM   #3
FF's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18,394
RE: Need marine air-conditioning book

The big hassle might be AGE , as the older units used the more efficient F-12 , the new units a crappy substitute .

F -12 is no longer here in the US (getting harder to find in Mexico or the Bahamas) and "converting" to a newer refrigerant is a waste of time , even if you can do it at home.

Since many units are 20 -30 years old , its time for a new set of units.

The only other ( Po Boy) alternative is a mixture of 90% propane and 10% butane , which is even better refrigerant than the old F-12 ,(same oil, TX valve and settings) but the dangers of an explosive gas in the bilge make it a choice ONLY for boats with propane cooking and gas detection system on board.
FF is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trawler Air Conditioning Tony B Other Trawler Systems 25 09-06-2011 08:00 PM
Limited DC air conditioning FF Other Trawler Systems 2 08-11-2010 05:31 AM
Battery Powered Air Conditioning Keith General Discussion 3 06-21-2009 04:37 AM
Air Conditioning Quandry Jim Spence Other Trawler Systems 8 02-11-2009 04:19 AM
Arctic Air Air Conditioning albaris Other Trawler Systems 5 10-06-2008 08:29 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012