Originally posted by: stmbtwle
GoVols I've always wished I could try that with 12v equipment and run it all directly off the solar; I figured a 12v "bait" pump and an auto radiator with the attached 12v fan should work nicely, particularly if I went down 20-30 ft.
The idea has been around for years, I should think if actually worked on the lakes some enterprising soul would put together a "package" that could be installed on any lake boat.
However here in the Gulf of Mexico it would be a total waste of effort as the water temperature is apt to be 85-90 degrees. Houseboat waters are too shallow to find cold water.
I cant imagine a 12 volt fan forcing enough air over your A coil from the water your pumping through it to cool more than a closet..... but IM listening and you have my interest, I just cant figure how a 12 volt fan is going to do much?
My neighbor has built his own AC system, pumping water up some 30 feet, through a coil, with a 110 blower motor its nothing short of remarkable what he has done cooling his boat.
Now keep in mind using a 2000 watt Honda gen's that can run the frig, tv,
along w/ the 110 blower motor, at less than 55db, an are portable weighing under 50lbs which we manage and provide a certain amount of charge back to the batt bank.
Oh yea it cost less than 5$ a day in gas to operate these gens
"Come OOON Back............
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