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TRIDENT posted 06-27-2000 06:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for TRIDENT   Send Email to TRIDENT  
Is it possible to add air conditioning to any of the larger whalers, 25' and up? My wife want to be able to keep cool while we cruise and troll, etc. Shore only A/C is no good. Happy Whalin'!
Walt Steffens posted 06-28-2000 12:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Walt Steffens  Send Email to Walt Steffens     
I have a 25 Revenge W/T, and I can't think of where you would put the machinery. I even think that a 27' would have a lack of area for the cooling equipment let alone the generator necessary for operation. My guess is the only Whaler that would be in the running for such a project would be the 31 footer, as it had traditional inboard drives and a real engine room.
reeltime2 posted 06-28-2000 04:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for reeltime2  Send Email to reeltime2     
I just saw a an ac system in the westmarine or boat us catalog it was a unit designed to be inside the boat, it is mounted in a samsonite hard case luggage case. It looks like a standard suite case with ac vents on it im not sure what the btu's were but is is about $800.00. If you are interested let me know and ill look it up when I get home tonight.
TRIDENT posted 06-28-2000 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRIDENT  Send Email to TRIDENT     
I don't yet own the big Whaler, mine is a 1981 classic 17' Montuak. However, I am saving up for an offshore boat. My wife loves Whalers and really wants to relax in the cool A/C while I fish. I don't need a big unit, just something to keep it cool on day trips. I guess it could be battery powered (I could bring along some extra deep cycles and recharge them at home). Do you think it is possible to cool the cabin on a 25' Revenge via battery powered A/C? It is real hot in Texas, and I want my wife to enjoy herself.
Barry posted 06-28-2000 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
How about this one that I found on Overtons...

Carry-On 5000 By Cruisair® - Fits Any Boat And Any Budget - The new Carry-On 5000 portable air conditioner fits over any standard-size hatch. With a quiet, efficient 5000 BTU compressor, this unit pulls warm, humid air out of the compartment below and circulates cool, dry air back into the boat. Adjustable cloth hood fits over the hatch to seal in the cool air and keep out insects. Runs on standard 115V/60Hz. 30-1/2"L x 15-3/4"W x 13-3/4"H (above deck height). $699.99

See for details.

I wonder if you could run it off of this:

Tripp Lite PowerVerter® MPS Inverter/Charger Systems Won't Leave You In The Dark! -- • 90% high-efficiency transfer of power • Adjustable UPS transfer points• Automatic overload protection • FREE Polarity Checker w/purchase of PowerVerter/Charger • These powerful Alternative Power Systems combine the features of an inverter, a battery charger, and an expandable Uninterruptible Power Supply to provide an effective mobile or backup power source for multiple applications, operate fans, power tools, lighting, mobile office equipment, audio/video equipment, computers, and appliances. Water-resistant circuitry allows for marine usage. Features 2 AC outlets and diagnostic LEDs. Super advanced 3-stage battery charger allows super quick battery recharge when you need it most. Model: MPS 912; Input: 12V DC; Continuous Power: 900 Watts; Surge Power: 1800 Watts; Batt. Charger Output: 30 amps; Dimensions: 7-1/8" x 8-1/2" x 16-1/2". $369.99

TRIDENT posted 07-10-2000 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRIDENT  Send Email to TRIDENT     
Thanks a lot for the information. I will definitely take it into consideration when I make my next Whaler purchase. Happy Whalin'!

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