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Marine Air Conditioning System Maintenance

Without water flow….You have NO cooling !
Service people on the docks (at least the better ones) can walk down the dock during the summer and tell which boats they are likely to be getting a call from next just by the flow of water (or lack of) going overboard on each boat….Lack of seawater flow can cause other problems besides loss of cooling…

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Ac System Icing

A/C System Ices Up

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

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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Marine A/C Cabin Controls

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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Used Marine Air 16K Self Contained Cool/Heat A/C Unit w/Digital Control…SOLD….

  Edit: This unit SOLD…..We now list used units in the classified section of Marine-AC.com…We presently have a Newer 16 K Cruisair unit listed See: http://marine-ac.com/classifieds/113              Unit model VRE16K-H (Rotary Compressor) 16,000 BTU 115 volt. Serial 11844 Digital Control is a Marine Air Passport AH (White) The unit came from a Grand Banks […]

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Marine A/C Pumps and Pump Relays

We have touched on seawater cooling and lack of…Now what about if you have a intermittent problem, or the pump won’t start at all ?

In boats with multiple systems running on one seawater pump there is most likely a Pump Relay to receive a signal from each system to tell the pump it needs to run…That is unless it has been bypassed and the pump runs 24/7 from the breaker ( I see this done fairly often)

Lets start with the breaker in the main panel…Most are labeled A/C pump or similar…Some boats may have the pump breaker tied in with one of the A/C system breakers (Ocean Yachts for one used to connect the pump to the Main Salon A/C Breaker) but most should have a stand alone breaker…

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New “Forum” Section

Thanks to my webmaster brother Capt Scott…We now have a forum section…Whoo Hoo !!! Everyone can access it, but registration is required to post…I don’t share that info…You can find the link at the top of any of Marine -AC.com’s pages…Just click on “Forum”…Or you can click on this http://marine-ac.com/forum/ We are slowly growing, and I seem to notice from the searches what folks do […]

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Hello to Boat A/C Owners

I’d like to say hello and offer my plans for this site… First & Foremost…True to my history in the marine maintenance and air conditioning business…I’d like to help the boat owner with their A/C & Refrigeration systems. I am always happy to share my experience, from the most minor advice…To major cooling or refrigeration upgrade plans…Questions […]

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