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    previous owner installed a/c in engine compartment...?-gctid377988

    2 years ago, my wife and i bought our 2150 sunbridge which we love. it's been great for our first boat and i love having so many options...camping, water sports, crusing. the pevious owner installed a small window mount a/c unit in the aft cabin by cutting a hole in the wall separating the engine compartment from the aft cabin. it is directly underneath the aft facing window. the hole is a perfect match with no fumes/CO ever coming into the cabin.

    question: is running it an explosive situation?

    thanks.

    #2
    Are you saying that a hole has been cut into the bulkhead between the engine bay and the cabin?

    I've seen some rather odd things done before, including Red Dot heater installations where the heater mounting has penetrated this bulkhead, and the make-up air was being pulled from the engine bay.

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    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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      #3
      Glad you enjoy your boat. I can only imagine the responses. Experts will chime in but I cannot think that it is safe. I have seen discussions about much smaller items than an ac it the engine area. By chance is there a portable genny in there too?:livid:

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        #4
        Brad 3055 wrote:
        ........ By chance is there a portable genny in there too?:livid:
        Or a chain saw and gas can?
        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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          #5
          Oh boy.....let me grab some popcorn!

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            #6
            Get your popcorn, fresh popcorn. Real butter for rick of course.

            Yes this is bad mk, remove, repair bulkhead.


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              #7
              biohazard wrote:
              Get your popcorn, fresh popcorn. Real butter for rick of course.
              Thanks for thinking of me, buddy!

              I'm curious as to whether the OP will come back and post photos or not.

              Did you guys understand this to mean that the engine bay/cabin separating bulkhead was cut out for the A/C?

              in the aft cabin by cutting a hole in the wall separating the engine compartment from the aft cabin.
              If so, I think that's bad Ju Ju!

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              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                #8
                2850Bounty wrote:
                Thanks for thinking of me, buddy!

                I'm curious as to whether the OP will come back and post photos or not.

                .
                we can make a sticky "Things not to do with your boat".

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                  #10
                  kellynm wrote:
                  Kelly.... which is it? Pictures.... or Pichers?
                  Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                  2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                  Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                  Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                  Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                    #11
                    2850Bounty wrote:
                    Kelly.... which is it? Pictures.... or Pichers?
                    I prefer "pichers" myself! :beer-

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                      #12
                      Obviously this thread has gone a little sideways because of just how (choose your word) this idea was...if we understand correctly...and I think we do. I, like Rick and many others of you, have seen and heard many stories of things that simply don't belong in your engine compartment but this has got to be one of the best...let alone the enormous section of bulkhead now missing. I'm not an ABYC surveyour but I bet the list of violations would be very long. I have a friend who is one, I'm going to ask him and see what he says after he stops laughing, crying or spitting out his beer. Pictures would be awesome!

                      Sorry Possum, no harm or hurt intended, just poking fun at previous owners idea. I sure hope it doesn't cost much to resolve.

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                        #13
                        I nominate your boat's previous owner receive a dedicated space in the Moron Hall of Fame. Among other dangers associated with this stupidity, the AC unit IS a spark hazard. The electric motor on it is not going to be spark protected.


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                          #14
                          Ed and Dave.... great posts!

                          I have another question:

                          Let's say that this A/C is mounted in the bulkhead between the cabin and engine compartment.

                          On the cabin side, we know that warm air is exchanged for chilled air.... zero sum gain in terms of air volume.

                          If this A/C unit takes in and exhausts it's condensor coil air, from within the engine bay...., where is all of this heat being dumped?

                          Seems to me that would similar to an A/C installed in a living room wall, with the other side of the A/C facing into a bathroom.

                          The living room may cool down, but that bathroom is going to be hot! :thumb

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                          Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                          2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                          Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                          Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                          Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                            #15
                            I almost don't want to leave for the boat this weekend and see the replies to this.

                            Almost.

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