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    DIY Question about Marine A/C Wattage Draw & Operating on DC Inverter Power

    December 9, 2011

    Tyler was inquiring about a DIY job installing Marine A/C on a 30 foot sailboat, and then running the Marine Air Conditioner on an inverter when he was away from shore power.
    His question asked about wattage draw of a 8,000 BTU Cruisair self contained Turbo AC unit & if I thought the 8,000 BTU marine ac unit would be large enough for his 30′ Irwin

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    A/C System Ices Up

    July 16, 2010

    I notice from the Google searches…That A/C System Icing is a search done often.. Though there can be many reasons for system icing…There are a few that the DIY boater can rule out before calling the service guy ( I can discuss other reasons in the forum but here are a few of the basic answers) Direct Expansion […]

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    Free Marine A/C & Refrigeration Troubleshooting

    March 24, 2010

    Greetings All… This is just a note to confirm that I offer FREE Troubleshooting help for your Marine A/C & Refrigeration issues…But I ONLY do this in the FORUM section…If you can’t take the time to register & ask in the FORUM…I usually won’t respond…(this section is not setup for dialog/discussion…it’s only setup for comments) My only request […]

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    Cold Plate/Hold Over Refrigeration

    March 15, 2010

    For many years Hold Over/Cold plate refrigeration was the way to go for long distance cruising yachts, and over the road refrigerated trucks…The function is Just as the Phrase Implies…Hold Over…For extended periods with a minimum of refrigeration system run time.

    The Advantages, and Disadvantages of a Hold Over system are similar to a block of ice because that is essentially what is done…

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    Marine A/C Cabin Controls

    February 22, 2010

    Since they are not like home A/C controls…Sometimes marine A/C controls are misunderstood…Hope this can clear up some misconceptions…

    They do provide the same function as in home systems as they are designed to keep the temperature in the cabin/room at a selected temp within a few degrees…

    But different than Home…They can (and most do nowadays) offer more/different features than we use at home depending on the type of marine control that is installed…We can cover some of those features here but first we need to define which type of control is installed…Although there have been and are many types and models of controls with several variations…

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    Marine A/C Icing in Heat

    January 23, 2010

    I have been experiencing an a/c problem also but on the heat mode side. I have 4 A/C system with one giving me a icing problem on the compressor unit. Starting on the suction side and loop tubing of the remote unit is freezing up with heavy ice. The compressor is hot to touch. Check air handling unit… High fan, clean filter giving out warm air. Water flow thru compressor unit and 3 other unit’s has a high flow rate. Water temp is around low 50’s.

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    AC Filters, Coils & Pump Systems Maintenance & Checkup

    January 6, 2010

    If you can get a good look at the aluminum fins…Check to see that they are not also clogged…If they are…That’s another story, and it’s probably time to call you’re A/C guy to clean them because he has access to cleaning solutions that work real well for this…and also likely has the equipment to do the job right…With less mess…

  • To 2010 Boat/Yacht A/C Owners

    January 5, 2010

    Hello All…A New Year again…Hopefully yours was good…. I started this site last year to “put my feelers out”  about what owners and captains may want to learn and share about marine  a/c. The support has been more than I ever expected… So… My New Year resolution to you is expand the site we created…Because of your feedback I am […]