GW 265 Express Air Conditioning...

bartoma

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I've seen a thread or two referencing this idea, but no confirmation that anyone actually installed an M5 or similar small AC unit in a 265 Express...

I confirmed that GW never offered this boat with AC, so they had no guidance regarding a suitable approach...

Only place that seems feasible is the area below the port deck, adjacent to the fresh water tank... Access via removal of the drawer unit between the stairs and the head...

Thoughts?
 

wahoo33417

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Bartoma: This doesn't really answer your question but doesn't require another hole in the hull for a cooling pump either...

Faced with the same questions on my 282, but figuring I would only use the AC on my occasional boat trips, I bought a very small 6500btu portable room AC. It plugs into a 115v/15w outlet in the cabin, but is only powered by shore power. Wasn't as hard as I first thought to strap it down so it doesn't move on bumpy days.

Rob