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Old 03-27-2016, 04:20 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by folivier View Post
Or you could buy a portable 120vac unit and move it around where you need it most.
Assuming these are available down south. Or a split unit a/c?
Arctic King WPPH-10CR5 10,000-BTU Portable Air Conditioner, White -
Yeah, there's plenty of portable units down here, but being air-to-air, they aren't as efficient and, in my opinion, are over rated for BTU's. I've had several 8000 and 9000 BTU models that can barely do my stateroom. I figured I could throw one of these 10 or 12K's units under my helm and duct it through the problem, but there's too much glass. The 9K I left all day in the closed up 8 X 12 pilothouse couldn't keep up. A worthwhile addition would be 3M's UV blocking window film, which cuts heat transmission by something like 90 percent, according to the sales rep. Several new Krogens went with this stuff and it works so well that no additional pilothouse A/C was needed. Not cheap, though.

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