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Old 03-02-2011, 01:46 PM   #3
Woodsong
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RE: Leaving the air conditioner on

Here in GA and TN boaters seem to leave their HVAC on 24/7. Right or wrong- that is mostly the reality. Yes there is a risk that a hose could break and sink the boat. How often does it happen....like I said, probably 95% of boaters at the marinas around here leave their HVAC on and I've yet to see a boat sink due to it- but definitely it could happen.

This does beg the question though- if it is not safe to leave the HVAC on, is it safe to even leave the boat with any sea cocks open?
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