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Old 06-15-2022, 11:49 AM   #1
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Another project on our Manatee

Hi all.

Our manager has a 16000 but Marine air unit. Nor sure the age. It works and all the pressures and flows are to spec, but it just does not due the job out in the Chicago sun we have rigged a sunshade over the boat deck and that helps. Have others had this issue? What suggestions and cautions in replacing the current unit with something with more btus ? Brands to steer clear of?

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Old 06-15-2022, 11:52 AM   #2
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16k BTU is generally the biggest marine A/C you'll find in 120v, anything bigger is typically 240v. So if you need more than 16k, you'll likely be looking at 2 units.
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Thanks. Velair has one at 21000 btus and 115 AC. Does anyone have experience with them
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16k BTU is generally the biggest marine A/C you'll find in 120v, anything bigger is typically 240v. So if you need more than 16k, you'll likely be looking at 2 units.
Yup. I think maybe Mermaid made an 18K BTU that is 120. But not sure, maybe check their website. But generally you would be better off with 2 units. Also do whatever you can to stop the heat from getting into the boat. Cover all the windows and hatches. Maybe put some insulation in wherever you are able.
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