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Old 03-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #7
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Vessel Model: 1996 36' Island Gypsy Classic
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RE: Leaving the air conditioner on

Tim,* If you always close all the thru hulls when you leave the boat, you would probably not be comfortable leaving the AC on unattended.

Anything floating can sink, but you have to learn to live with and minimise the risks.

Inspect every below waterline plumbing system carefully.

Replace old hoses, double clamp, grease seacocks(if applicable)* check everything out.

I have an extra 2000gph pump and switch also mounted about*6 inches higher than the main pump.

It never runs unless I purposely add water or lift the float.

I think if I were in Florida I would leave*my system on in the dehumidifer mode.

You just have to be sure it is installed right and in good condition.

To me it would be an exceptable risk.

The only boats I have seen sink at the dock* were the result of freezing and thawing of seacocks, strainers, or fittings.

No long term hard freeze in Florida, so for me it would be okay.

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