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Ocean Yachts 46 Sunliner - Can't find AC Inlet

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  1. Pamela005

    Pamela005 New Member

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    I acquired a 1983 Ocean Yachts Sunliner 46. The only documents on board were some general sales material from the period. Nothing covered the systems on the boat itself. Most things I can handle, but I am going crazy trying to find the heat pump/Air conditioning heating, thru-hull inlet valve, the sea strainer, seawater pump and the compressor units. I have asked around the marinas and no one knows anything about the boats, even the Ocean Yachts 46 Super Sport fishing boats.

    Where is the A/C thru-hull and inlet valve, sea water strainer, seawater pump and three units? I know where the three units are in the ceiling and walls, it is the other units that I cannot find.

    Also, I am trying to find the fresh water pump. Any idea where that is?

    I have found the other systems and am dealing with those.
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  2. Capt J

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    The boat is not that big. Start pulling up carpets and look for hatches and hoses or call the broker/old owner. The a/c's might be package units where the entire unit is the ones you've found. I'd look in the aft stateroom for the a/c seacock,strainer. The freshwater pump should be close to the freshwater tank which should be close to the freshwater fill (but not always the case).
  3. Pamela005

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    Thank you. I have pulled open all sole plates, hatches, and weird holes I can find, including under the beds (queen size - I love this boat). The only thru-hull that might be usable for A/C is in the aft stateroom, mid ships, it is open now but made no difference which is why I am trying to find the strainer..
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    AC pump forward port ER, in front of the main engine. Follow the hose down low from there towards the keel area.
    It may not have a strainer.
    I know that sounds wrong about no strainer, but I have found a few that way.
  5. Capt J

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    A 1987 63' ocean I managed for many years also had no strainer. It had the plate on the bottom with the holes in it that worked as a strainer. MAKE sure the diver keeps this clean!
  6. Pamela005

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    Captains - Thank you. I have a diver on my list of refit and commissioning of her. I will have the diver in immediately. Hopefully there are no oysters setting up housekeeping there.
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    It s not rocket science... look at the air con compressors, follow the hose and thou shall find.

    Didn't you have the boat surveyed prior to buying, at least for insurance ???
  8. Pamela005

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    She was transferred to me.
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    I have a 46 OY...my ac is under the aft decks and air handler is in the cabin
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    Thank you.
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    Hi Pamela005,

    I have a '81 42' OY Sunliner, perhaps I can help you if you still need it on things...both our boats are mostly the same even though you have the 46.
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    This seems like a "crazy" post to me. But some have called me crazy too. The new owner should hire a knowledgeable person to take him thru ALL the systems. What happens when he puts his hand on that 220V connect while looking for the hose ?
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    Followup - Do not assume someone asking a question is naive enough to put a hand on "hot" electrical connections, anyone can accidentally fry themselves, but those who ask questions before putting a hand into a dark hole are less likely.
    Once I found the thru-hull I could follow the hose to the location of the seawater pump and the AC units. The carpet covered the access so it was not obvious where those were. After some troubleshooting I determined I needed an expert in yacht AC so I hired a technician. He did a nice job of troubleshooting the main issue, a bad seawater pump, and will install that today.
    As far as electrical systems go, this is a big boat and it takes time to go through each line to ensure that flipping the breaker will not cause a fire. Most of the breakers are not working and require replacement, that is a lot of breakers. Also, outlets and switches require replacement.
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    Glad that you got it resolved, and hope that you enjoy your vessel enormously! No slight intended.
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    Thank you. I do like the boat, more than I expected to. I know I will run into issues that are beyond my capabilities, I am happy to let an expert handle those.
    About the survey. I do not need to pay someone to tell me most of the electrical breakers are bad, I know they are. Importantly I am a qualified electrical and electronics technician so taking care of things like breakers is something I can do. Troubleshooting a system I have never worked on is a different issue. Once I have my boat in seaworthy condition, then I will get a survey. The surveyor will be able to focus on important issues, not burned out light bulbs.
    Harry Calahan - "A man's gotta know his limitations" I will add a woman too. Fixing a boat takes a lot of skills.
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    Lot of good people on this site willing to help out...ask away!

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