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Old 07-11-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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I noticed that someone in my area is selling a CruiseAir 7000 BTU airconditioner that was removed from another 28ft boat (I have a '90 SCR27) for just under $400.00

Has anyone ever added an A/C to a Maxum? I wonder if this is something I could do myself? For $400, are there any pitfalls I should look out for?

Can these be tested outside of a boat very easily?
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You'll need to drill a lot of holes.

First see if you have a compartment to install in.

Then you need the sea water pickup, which you will need a hole in the boat, sea water strainer, and 110v electrical service w/ 30amp breaker. I'd guess with hoses installed your up to $600.

Then you have to wire the until drill another hole for sea water ejection, control mounting, and then you have to run your a/c ducts thru the cabin, usually two supply and on return grill. $400.

If the unit works, then your all set. so, your taking $1600 on a used gamble.

You can buy a new unit installed with reverse cycle heat for $1,800.00 installed if you shop around.

I'm a big believer in not upgrading a deprecating item.
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I can drill holes cheaply. As to the compartment, there are two rather empty compartments at the 'foot' of the rear bearth, I assume the A/C unit will mount in one of them, but I haven't seen the dimensions yet.

As to the sea water pickup, I thought I may be able to Tee off of my head raw water pickup at the seacock under the step to the salon, or is that not acceptable? I believe the 110v pump is included, the deal says these parts are included: "a two-piece unit (permits use on smaller boats), with all controls, evaporator, condenser, water pump, water inlet canister-filter assembly, mounting bracket, plumbing pieces and flexible ducting."

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, sometimes these 'deals' are not such a great buy!
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i have air on my boat at we used it twise for 2 hours, and we where not even in the cabin.....

so, whats it worth for how offen you need it?
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http://www.marinaire.com/Marine_air_...FUgQNAod2GrUeA

if i was going to add..... i'd add this
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