I am 95% complete with the inside reno, partly through the outside and prepping for paint
. One thing that has bugged me was the AC. I hated the AC sticking out the dinette window. Hated the way it looked, the way it took the view away, hated even more the PO lost the window parts to make the frame complete. I tossed around installing a portable (takes to much room) Making a homemade Climateright (cheaper, but some engineering hurdles for reliable operation), or just biting the bullet and buying a Climateright and installing it. When a couple of vintage matching windows
became available I jumped on it, so no more window AC no matter what. Flash forward, It is stinking hot here Fl this time of year, working on the last inside things are killing me so it was time for AC. I bought a CR 8000 BTU and now I am contemplating the install. Here is where I need advice.
My thoughts are installing two 4" marine deck plates in the side so I can run the duct hoses and seal from weather when not installed or in use. My first thought was putting them in the rear under the window so the air was by the bed when sleeping to keep cool at night. Then I thought maybe installing them in the outside the sink area so I could then run duct to either side of the galley for the vent and return. That way the bed still gets the cool air at night. I am open to more ideas before I start cutting holes in the side. I would hate to do it my way only to get a better idea later and it be to late. Your input is welcome.