Here is the boat after the rudder repairs, detailing and the anti fouling painted black. The boat looks pretty good for it's age.
I'm hoping to launch later this week and spend the holiday (4th of July) on her with my wife in the Chessy.
When I 1st started following this boat on YW it was almost 3 years ago. I always felt she was an ugly ducking. It's funny how removing window covers that were faded, repairing the bottom and deciding to paint her anti-foul with black has really changed the look. Now for the next appearance upgrade is removing the 2 5000BTU window AC units. The original glass is going back in the salon aft windows. The new 1.25 ton heat pump only requires a 4" exhaust hole, I will be using a Wireless Sollutions 4" antenna penetration plate to seal the heat pumps exhaust hole and eliminate water ingress. The hole will be between the 2 salon aft windows.
I plan on plumbing the condensate either directly overboard or into my new Johnson shower sump box. This unit has a very high SEER number and only draws 9 amps at 110VAC. I'm thinking it could actually run it off my ProMariner sine wave inverter although I seriously doubt I'll do that.
Correction to the above post the heat pump requires (2) 4" exhaust ports. I'll place these on the port side of the boat a few feet above the walkway. These new high efficiency units claim to be able to heat all the way down to -20 degrees "F". The current draw is <9amps at 110VAC. I'm not one to try alternative heat and AC units when it comes to a boat. I am making an exception. I'll report the results in the near term it's cooling ability in the longer term it's ability to heat the boat. I will have a few high volume turbo 12 VDC fans to move air around the boat.
This is not a split unit that I was originally looking at. The unit is self contained and is rated to cool and heat up to 900 cubic feet.
The plus is for the next week or so I should be able to work on the boat on the hard in comfort....