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New MarineAir A/C unit installed in the Stbd side of the Saloon.

New MarineAir A/C unit installed in the Stbd side of the Saloon.

The main air conditioning unit in the Saloon has been non-functional since the boat was purchased. Since it has been so darn cold this winter, I thought it would be nice to get the unit fixed so that I could use it for heat.

Unfortunately, it turns out that the old unit was non-repairable. So I decided to bite the bullet and put in a new MarineAir Air Conditioning Unit. It works with the old controller and the old sea water manifold system, and only required some minor re-programming to get it functional. Now the Saloon can be heated up quickly on cold winter mornings.

The new Samsung 46" HDTV in the Saloon

The new Samsung 46″ HDTV in the Saloon

While I was working in the Saloon, I decided I was tired of the old 36″ TV that did not support HDMI. I went over to Costco and picked up a new 46″ Samsung HDTV. It has lots of HDMI ports and fits the front of the Galley Counter perfectly. It works great and now I have the DVR, Blue Ray, Apple TV and Xbox all hooked up and running.

I also ran some cat5 cable to the equipment closet and hooked the TV up to the router. Now I can stream High Definition movies without it dropping the wireless connection every ten minutes. Grrrrr!

We also took the boat out for the weekend and cruised over to Dockton. It was wet and gusty winds (~ 20 knots) that contained a little bit of snow, but it was nice to get out for even a short winter cruise.