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Old 02-17-2012, 03:00 PM   #11
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Horizon; I've also wanted to add another heating/AC duct to my 2900 SCR... and thought it would be fairly easy to do. But I wanted to add it to the rear salon/outside, to provide heat when she's isinglass'd-up in the Spring and Fall. It would be great to also add a vent in the head, as it can get very cold there on Spring/Fall mornings. But my head is on the opposite side of the current ducting (starboard, vents/ducting is to port). I presume the head on your 3200 is on the same side (to port it looks like from the pictures)?---or am I seeing that wrong?

In order to put ducting/pipe/hose (whatever) to the opposite side of my 2900 SCR, I'd have to drill large (3"+ anyway) holes through the stringers under the flooring I believe... a task I don't think I want to tackle. Or come from the heat pump located under the V-berth and try to fish it behind the inside walls clear back to the head. I don't thinks that area is accessable, has anyone done that yet?
Hi jeffmeans,
The head on the 3200 is on the opposite side (starboard)from my A/C unit (port).
I had to drill a 3 1/4" hole in the floor where the unit sits (under the stairs).
There are already wires and hoses that go thru my stringers- so I used those holes. You can access that area by removing a panel where the step riser is in the aft cabin. It is the access for the shower pump and fresh water tank.

I will take some pics tomorrow and post them on Monday to show the route. Hopefully those that want to do this project will see that for the 3200 it was pretty easy. Only had to drill that one hole.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #12
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Although our heat pump locations are different (mine's under the V-berth to port) I'm looking forward to the steps you took to "tap-in" to the ducting/hose. When I thought about doing a 3rd vent to the outside salon, I anticipated cutting into the mid-berth hose about 18" "before" it fits onto the actual wall vent. But, like all projects on boats... gaining ACCESS to the air hose to cut it (behind the inside wall) and then installing a "Y-splitter" to branch-off to the new vent (and continue on to the existing vent) would be nearly impossible. Although there's lots of "slack" in the hose just before it hooks up to the wall vent (again, in the mid-berth) it's quite a reach from the hot water tank door (where I'd gain access). My fear was I could certainly disconnect the hosing from behind the wall... but getting it RE-connected after installing the Y-splitter wouldn't happen! Then I'd be stuck with NO heat/air in the mid-berth.

Either way, looking forward to your pics...
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:05 PM   #13
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No, I am putting in a product called Amtico. It's a vinyl 3" wide plank type floor that looks like wood. It comes 3" x 36" planks and you glue them down over the floor leveler stuff. Since I am stripping all the wood work of that whitewash and leaving it natural oak with a clear coat, the oak look flooring will match nicely.
I originally thought of real wood flooring, but it would get scratched to much.

If you are putting down carpeting, you are right, no luan is necessary.
Very Nice. I sanded, stained and varnished all my pickled wood as well. I was going to leave it natural as well, until I got under the pickling and found they had used poplar with that greenish tint to it. I stained it a med-light color and many coats of a satin varnish.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #14
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Hi All,
Here are the pics of the final project for the A/C mod.

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[QUOTE=Horizon;20880]Hi All,
Here are the pics of the final project for the A/C mod. See attached.

Description of route:
From under stairs, go thru 3 1/4" hole that you drilled in the floor,
Thru existing hole in stringer to opposite stringer hole,
up and over the fresh water pump (located in the false bottom aft cabin locker),
down and forward length of head,
up to newly drilled 3" hole and new vent.

See diagram.

Of course i don't even know if this will work well, the boat is still under wraps. But anything is better than nothing in that head. It gets pretty hot in there in the summer.
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Keep posting more pics. I just bought JBScheff's '96 3200.
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Keep posting more pics. I just bought JBScheff's '96 3200.
Congrats, the 3200 is a great boat.
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I'm learning that it is a great boat...a great big boat. After two days of cleaning and and buffing the hull, I can barely move my arms.
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they have a habit of growing the more you put wax on it.....congrats on the new member of the family....




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Hi All,
Here are the pics of the final project for the A/C mod. See attached.

Description of route:
From under stairs, go thru 3 1/4" hole that you drilled in the floor,
Thru existing hole in stringer to opposite stringer hole,
up and over the fresh water pump (located in the false bottom aft cabin locker),
down and forward length of head,
up to newly drilled 3" hole and new vent.

See diagram.

Of course i don't even know if this will work well, the boat is still under wraps. But anything is better than nothing in that head. It gets pretty hot in there in the summer.



I forgot to mention- Don't forget to put a healthy dab of silicone caulk around the duct going thru the floor or else you will be introducing bilge smell into your air cond. - but you already knew that!
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