Re: Air conditioning a BCC
Posted by: Douglas
Date: June 11, 2008 11:08AM
Category: Cabin Comforts
Hi Bob & Lois , my BCC spends a lot of it's life as a second home for my wife and I .
Also, I have many upgrade projects, in progress, so that keeps my boat in lay-up , most of the time, drats !
Well, without air-con, here in Singapore, I get too lethargic, to do any work, during daylight, so an air-con while docked, is a must for me.
I have temporarily mounted a household small window unit, one time at the fwd scuttle hatch, but now have mounted it (temporarily) at the skylight.
I construct a sheet foam box over the hatch opening, with one side open for the aircon unit,,, then cover the foam box with blue plastic tarp.
Inside this foam box, I put a vertical foam partition, so this seperates the incoming and outgoing air,,, then use an electric fan inside the boat to circulate the cool air.
Douglas , nice and cool !