Any here have the Ocean Breeze unit, or poor experience with Webasto?
Webasto is NOT SERVICE friendly. Webasto is less expensive, but the boat yard always goes with Dometic for reliability.
unit with additional soft start is going to be 2800...
in short on the webasto, if it has lost refrigerant, replace the whole unit.
we chose to replace the 30 amp inlet on the rear of the boat at the same time.
Boat yard indicated that this was one of the worst installations he had seen in 18 years, and needed to be re-done correctly.
During the testing, he did put a charge into the system and it did indeed, start cooling. However, the switch controls in the cabin did not change the modes as desired. The fan would change 3 speeds, but the unit would not go from cooling to heating modes, or condensation mode. Always errored out in a E3 code, low side. Ductwork were wrong dia. Plenum wrong size. Register in rear cabin could not be shut down.
Result is better space utilization. Soft start installed. New 30amp inlet and 12ga wire previously overloaded by PO.
unit has been replaced and enclosed in proper box, cleanly and neatly. it can also be serviced. New unit is Dometic 16000 Turbo reverse cycle. Condensate drain to thru hull was re-configured to go to bilge, but I may change back to thru hull.. hardware cost with soft start, 2900.