Installing a Self-Contained Air Conditioning Unit
Air conditioning for boats has come a long way in recent years. In earlier days there were typically large compressor and condenser units in one section of the boat with air handlers and the evaporator in cabinetry within the living areas. This type of air conditioning is still used, principally in larger yachts, but developing technology has led to the option of buying a self contained unit that's small enough to install within a cabinet in a living area.
How to Waterproof Canvas
Traditional cotton canvas is waterproof in the same manner that traditional wooden boats are waterproof. The cotton fibers — like the wooden planks — swell when they get wet. This seals the weave.
Supplying 120 Volt AC power, inverters allow you to use things such as TVs, other home entertainment equipment, computers, printers, microwaves, and power tools when away from shore power and without using a generator.
Replacement seating is easy to install, but when the deck is plywood or has a wood core, a little extra care is called for.