A/C Install

Published date: July 25, 2015
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

I installed the Webasto 12,000BTU Reverse Cycle Air/Heat kit in about 18 hours. The kit was complete with the exception of exit hose length to transom, d/c wiring to pump, a/c wiring to breaker and 1 straight air box. I mounted the unit on mounting 3/4" blocks opposite of the tank vent in the v birth closest to the head bulkhead (it fit under the removable lid). I cut a hole in the floor near the porta potty for the wye and ran straight up the bulkhead wall to a 90 degree air box mounted in the mirrored wall. (it reduces room in the head but the sacrifice is worth it) From the wye I ran the duct straight down the starboard side under the seats (yes the 5 inch insulated duct fits) to the rear berth to a straight air box vent. i mounted the thru hull/seacock, sea stainer and pump under the aft starboard seat. I also installed the Marvair CR330 Condensation Removal Kit for the a/c unit drain pan. The unit started and ran perfectly from the start.
This modification made all the difference in comfort for us. The ability to use the companion way without stepping over the window unit makes entering and exiting much more comfortable. We use a Honda 2000 when not at the dock, it starts the system without any trouble at all and will run for approximately 4 hours on a tank (1 gallon). We used this over the 4th of July weekend in Florida and had to turn the system down because it got too cold in 90 degree weather. We don't have a duct/vent for the v birth and it stays warmer there. I may add it later but we use the v birth for storage. Sorry I don't have any pictures of the completed install. I'm working overseas and the boat is in storage now. I will post in January when I return home.

Published by: A Salt Weapon


Model Year: 2011
Photo Caption: Our A/C Install

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