Rust in condensation pan

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Rust in condensation pan

by lgeller » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:07 am

I am the proud new owner of a PDQ 34, formerly Cats Paw and Aubrey Ann - her new name is PLUSH TOY and she will be kept at my home in Lighthouse Point Florida.

I have had a lot of fun tinkering with the boat over the past few months, and the "training" given to me by Dick Tuschick has gone a long way to making me comfortable with the boat.

While servicing the air conditioners, I noted that there is a lot of rust in the pans. I flushed it out as best I could, but I was thinking about taking the units out of the boat, scraping them down and repainting them. Has anyone done this or found a better way to control this rust? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Larry

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Re: Rust in condensation pan

by duetto » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:32 pm

hi larry,

welcome aboard!

i would suggest contacting manufacturer (cruiseair?...not near boat) and see if you can get the ss version of the pan. i did it about 5 years ago. pan is/was about $100. after you remove the unit, you can just grind off rivets, carefully lift out everything as one piece (ithink it's really 3), lower into new pan, re-rivet. it was not as big a job as i had anticipated.
john & diane cummings
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Re: Rust in condensation pan

by lgeller » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:36 am

Great idea. Thanks!

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Re: Rust in condensation pan

by Mary & Roger » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:29 pm

Hi Larry, they make a plastic pan also.
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Re: Rust in condensation pan

by DickTuschick » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:32 pm

Hi Folks,
This is a problem that we will all face sooner or later as the design and materials used in the Cruisair units was less than ideal.
Beth Simkins is attempting to establish a relationship with the Cruisair folks so that we can do a bulk purchase of the new SS pans (plastic ones will not fit) and new units and save us all a lot of $$. James and Jackie will become the "experts" in addressing this issue ie replacing the pans or replacing the entire units. Stay tuned for more info on this subject.

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Re: Rust in condensation pan

by SecondWind » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:40 am

I had this problem and removed the AC units from the boat, carefully fiber-glassed the pans making sure to keep the drains open and re-installed the units.
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Re: Rust in condensation pan

by AbbotsfordIII » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:58 pm

I am in need of a replacement pan, at least on my forward Cruisair A/C, (if it is still salvagable!).

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