{Stus-List} Air conditioner swap

Bob Moriarty bobmor99 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 18:33:03 EDT 2008


I went with a $100 WalMart special that I run in the companionway with a
Honda EU2000i portable generator. I don't do much cruising (yet).

Bob M  (aka Mr. Cheap)
33-1 Jax, FL

2008/6/6 Dennis C. <captbuy at yahoo.com>:

> Probably not much interest for our northern listers but I finally gave up
> on my old Mermaid brand air conditioner.  It was loud and didn't cool well
> any more.  The capacitor start was very annoying.  The unt started with a
> very loud "Whack!"  It worked fine when new but after an incident or two and
> a couple of trips to the manufacturer for reconditioning it just wasn't the
> same.
>
>
>
> Thanks to some constant needling from my AC repair friend, Touche' now has
> a new Cruisair unit.  It's much quieter.  When I pulled the Mermaid out, it
> was showing about a 14-15 degree delta from intake to discharge at the salon
> vent.  That is, if the air at the return air grill was 80 degrees, the cold
> air blowing out the vent into the salon was around 65.  The new Cruisair
> runs 24 degrees delta or better.  I'm seeing discharge temps in the 50's.
> No snow yet, however.  :)
>
>
>
> Just posting this for any listers contemplating a new AC.
>
>
>
> Dennis C.
>
> Touche' 35-1 #83
>
> Mandeville, LA
>
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