Originally Posted by KneeDeep
Do you have the head/shower in front of the lower helm? If so, where do you run the vent from the under the v-berth to the helm?
I think 2 15k units will be the way to go - if i can figure out where they will fit with limited carpentry changes.
My forward head is to port. In front of that is the full V berth. Opposite the head, forward of the lower helm, is a stowage cabinet and access to the helm controls. The vent runs through there and discharges through the bulkhead into the saloon.
If you've got the head on the starboard side, then it should be easy enough to run a duct through the bulkhead into the saloon, and discharge under the seating.
The 15K units I bought are now sold with a 16K rating, which is more common. I was told they're essentially the same, it was just the way they rated them at the time. (I bought the prior years' model at Defender's warehouse sale.) Either way, two of those seem to be about the best arrangement.
I've toyed with the idea of adding a third, 9K unit just for the saloon. That would add extra capacity for a quicker cool-down on those really hot, sunny days. Also the ability to run just the smaller unit on those days when you only want to take the chill off or dehumidify the air a little. So far that idea has never even made it onto the wish list.