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    Bilge pump wiring. Old pump wired through the panel + switch. Is that normal?

    Ok, sounds like I know what to do. Thanks everyone
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    85 Hunter 40. Looking into AC, but worried about where to put it. Anyone already done so who can advise?

    Heat I've got covered. A couple electric heaters did the trick last year.
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    Bilge pump wiring. Old pump wired through the panel + switch. Is that normal?

    Hiya everyone. My old bilge pump looks like it wasn't the original. I think previous owner did a replacement, and I think the wiring is weird/wrong. But I'm inexperienced with this, so I'd love some smarter people to let me know. Currently there's a pump and a separate float. They're...
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    85 Hunter 40. Looking into AC, but worried about where to put it. Anyone already done so who can advise?

    Hello all. Just for the update: I ended up going with a window unit. It sits in front of my hatch over the v-berth. I built a foam cowling that allows the hatch to open and covers the front few inches of the AC. It fits snugly into the fiberglass around the hatch. However the foam doesn't...
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    85 Hunter 40. Looking into AC, but worried about where to put it. Anyone already done so who can advise?

    My companionway is mostly ladder. The slats that act as a "door" are a total of 9 inches tall. So I can't replicate your setup. I'm looking into low-profile units to see if htey can fit. Or, alternatively, I can put a wall unit into a box on my deck next to a hatch and blow the air down inside.
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    85 Hunter 40. Looking into AC, but worried about where to put it. Anyone already done so who can advise?

    Here's another dumb question. Can you take one of those heat pump units and make it portable? It needs to have access to salt water, but can it pull it in from a hose going over the side? Can I temporarily mount it on the deck and blow the cold air down inside via a flexible vent through a...
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    85 Hunter 40. Looking into AC, but worried about where to put it. Anyone already done so who can advise?

    I lack the space for a portable. the only space I have where it could fit is nowhere near a porthole.
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    85 Hunter 40. Looking into AC, but worried about where to put it. Anyone already done so who can advise?

    These ones? I don't think they make them anymore. Amazon.com: Cruisair Carry-On 7,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner: Home & Kitchen
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    85 Hunter 40. Looking into AC, but worried about where to put it. Anyone already done so who can advise?

    Re: roof-top method - are you talking about a portable unit exhausting out a hatch? I've seen those on youtube, but I don't have a good space for it unless I want my salon to be wasted space. It'd eat up my table (plus risk draining water inside) I could see it working for some people, I just...
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    85 Hunter 40. Looking into AC, but worried about where to put it. Anyone already done so who can advise?

    Right. The thought was to build a wooden frame for it to sit on. From what I've seen from some RV videos (I'm assuming the RV model is the same as the marine model except for the galvanized bits) it's going to have 4 long bolts that come down through the hole (hatch), and it holds itself in...
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    85 Hunter 40. Looking into AC, but worried about where to put it. Anyone already done so who can advise?

    I had thought about putting one in front of my forward hatch and having the air blow down into it. It'd be an eyesore, and I'd need to move it any time I wanted to go anywhere, but it might keep me cool. Putting one in the companionway seems really simple, but I'm trying to imagine getting in...
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    85 Hunter 40. Looking into AC, but worried about where to put it. Anyone already done so who can advise?

    The AC specialist I've talked to said that they're not sure about space, and don't know what units will fit under the benches or whether they'll need all new ducting etc. I was just quoted $10k to $13k to install ac. And I can't justify that on my salary. The downside is that I'm working from...
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    83' Hunter. Looking to replace the lights in my electrical panel

    LEDs themselves are virtually indestructable, but the bricks that they're connected to are a weak point, apparently. I haven't tested this, but that's what the marina's electrician said.
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    83' Hunter. Looking to replace the lights in my electrical panel

    It says it's a neon light. "Amber neon light for AC systems up to 250 volts." I saw that most of the lights said LED. I'm hoping it fits, because it was the only one listed like it. Maybe I can re-drill if not.
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    83' Hunter. Looking to replace the lights in my electrical panel

    Hah, nevermind. I think I just found them after all. https://shop.sailboatowners.com/prod.php?4884/115/230-Volt-AC-Panel-Indicator-Light---Amber