Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2014, 17:36   #31
CF Adviser
 
Pelagic's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
Posts: 6,896
Re: Running A/C At Anchor on Moorings 3900 in July

Glad that I cruise where there are no other yachts to PC me to death...
You can keep your pimped up Virgin Islands Disneyland!
__________________

__________________
Pelagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2014, 18:22   #32
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: West Indies
Boat: Burger 74' motor yacht, 65 foot 12 metre, Flicka and sailing dinghy
Posts: 635
Re: Running A/C At Anchor on Moorings 3900 in July

I have found that when I put the loudspeakers on deck and play gangsta rap music, it masks the sound of my genset.
__________________

__________________
To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
dohenyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-06-2014, 23:35   #33
Registered User
 
Skeeko's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 59
Send a message via Yahoo to Skeeko
Re: Running A/C At Anchor on Moorings 3900 in July

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pelagic View Post
Glad that I cruise where there are no other yachts to PC me to death...
You can keep your pimped up Virgin Islands Disneyland!

And I thought I was the only one that felt that way.

(However, the south side of St. John was pretty nice when we were there.)
__________________
Skeeko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-06-2014, 00:13   #34
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: Running A/C At Anchor on Moorings 3900 in July

Well I have to go below decks to tell if my genset is running!! and ya know what? Folks never seem to turn down some of the extra Ice we have because of our running gen set LOL
__________________
Bob and Connie
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 11:26   #35
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 5
Re: Running A/C At Anchor on Moorings 3900 in July

Run the A/C and generator, and know that the yachts with the wind generators are going to vastly make more noise than anything your generator can do, even if you leave the generator hatch open.

We tried the BVI without A/C and a generator. It sucked. We left the port holes open to be rained on every night, then we were left with a muggy interior and leaky hatches as a result.
__________________
CarZin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 11:51   #36
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 322
Re: Running A/C At Anchor on Moorings 3900 in July

Wow interesting replies, would not have thought that. We typically found taking a nice swim and rinse off cools you down and a nice evening breeze keeps it that way.
__________________
marlinmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 13:17   #37
Senior Cruiser
 
skipmac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: 29 49.16 N 82 25.82 W
Boat: Pearson 422
Posts: 12,391
Re: Running A/C At Anchor on Moorings 3900 in July

Quote:
Originally Posted by marlinmike View Post
Wow interesting replies, would not have thought that. We typically found taking a nice swim and rinse off cools you down and a nice evening breeze keeps it that way.

Typically that is certainly the case, even 99.9% of the time. But I have spent a few really miserable nights when it was raining, hot and muggy when there was no evening breeze to be found.

Also a few nights when the the mosquitoes and no-see-ums invaded the anchorage, even 1/2 mile or more out. That leaves the choice of closing all the hatches and melting or leaving them open and getting eaten alive.

Even if that only happens a few nights a year that makes the AC pay for itself, at least for me.
__________________
The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
skipmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 09:00   #38
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 43 & S2 6.9
Posts: 963
Re: Running A/C At Anchor on Moorings 3900 in July

Quote:
Originally Posted by marlinmike View Post
Wow interesting replies, would not have thought that. We typically found taking a nice swim and rinse off cools you down and a nice evening breeze keeps it that way.
Lots of factors to consider - time of year, where you live (as someone coming from a cooler climate would be more prone to being warm), how well the boat ventilates - forward cabins on cats get a good breeze - aft cabins not as much in many cases. Can be the same with many monos as well. And finally, do you want a solid night sleep - if its hot and showers come through, it gets uncomfortable quickly once the hatches are closed..

We've done it both with and without A/C and in the warmer months prefer to have the A/C. Jan-Mar we haven't really needed it.
__________________
maytrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2014, 16:53   #39
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Edgewood RI
Boat: Catalina 42 MKII
Posts: 6
Re: Running A/C At Anchor on Moorings 3900 in July

So we just did a 3900 in April; three cabin. These gensets are quiet as a previous poster said. Outside you hear water pumping, not and engine running. Run the AC and enjoy the vaca.

Here's our issue, the water muffler was mounted on the cabin wall next to the port forward cabin. All they heard was gurgle gurgle all night. Terrible set up; should have mounted it in the middle next to the anchor locker, and it wouldn't have transferred the noise directly.

Net we ran it in the afternoon when it was hottest, and killed it later at bedtime.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
smanch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anchor, mooring

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Anchor Sentinel-30#Kiwi Anchor Rider (Anchor Buddy) islandsailing Classifieds Archive 3 21-11-2013 07:13
Webasto AT 3900 for sale pdxsailordiver Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 30-01-2013 19:43
Webasto AT 3900 pdxsailordiver Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 10-01-2013 15:20
Buying a charter boat through the Moorings irwinsailor General Sailing Forum 9 21-08-2008 13:52
Moorings maui Other 0 09-03-2003 02:04



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:31.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.