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    I have a 1988 2455. I believe that the electrical outlet is on a 10 amps fuse. I am looking at a Garrison 9000 btu portable air conditioner for the boat. Has anyone used these in their boats before? Will it trip the breaker? There is a 5000 btu but it is only $50 less. Any advice?
    Bill and Janice
    Chatham, Ontario, Canada
    1988 2455 Ciera

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    Bill, the rule of thumb for 110v is to have the circuit breaker 20% larger than the total amperage draw of all usage on that 110v circuit. If it is a dedicated circuit for an 8 amp. draw air conditioner, the circuit breaker should be 10 amps.

    I installed an 8 amp., 9,000 BTU, Royal Sovereign portable air conditioner in my 2755, put in a 10 amp dedicated circuit breaker and it works fine. Vented it out topside through the anchor rope locker.

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      Doyou have any pics?
      Bill and Janice
      Chatham, Ontario, Canada
      1988 2455 Ciera

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        cb450sc wrote:
        I have a 1988 2455. I believe that the electrical outlet is on a 10 amps fuse. I am looking at a Garrison 9000 btu portable air conditioner for the boat. Has anyone used these in their boats before? Will it trip the breaker? There is a 5000 btu but it is only $50 less. Any advice?
        A friend of mine has a brand new one never been installed. I believe it is about 4 years old. Not sure the size.

        We are in Hastings SE of Peterborough.

        Not sure what he wants for it but I am sure he will entertain an offer.

        PM me your contact info if you are interested.

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          cb450sc wrote:
          Doyou have any pics?
          I built a platform about eight inches below the forward area so the AC would fit and ran a dedicated circuit breaker electrical run from the main panel in the sink cabinet, through the cabinet and under the lounge seats.

          The Royal Sovereign had the smallest dimensions that I could find in a portable AC. It was $279.00 at Home Depot.

          I'm not crazy about how it looks in the boat or the amount of space it takes up, but I couldn't figure out any other way to get a reasonably priced air conditioner in the boat without changing the outside appearance. It does blow a lot of cold air all the way through the aft cabin and it cools the boat well.

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