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Old 27-02-2015, 13:50   #16
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Re: Are Mono's Hotter Than Cats?

Because of having a lot of cat living experience ,I offer the following. I have spent several Summers on the Australian Coral Coast. The key to surviving the heat is air flow. There are 4 large opening windows in the front of the Cabin top with many windows astern. At a marina I park in to the afternoon breeze and at anchor , allow the boat to windcock. Temps this years have hovered aro' 30 to 33 deg C . There have been only 6 days that we needed air con.Every day was at a marina. If a mono can achieve air flow ,the result could well be more comfortable.The answer lies in design.
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Re: Are Mono's Hotter Than Cats?

You can't generalise, it depends on the individual design.


Our old mono was steel, with teak decks and only one forward hatch. It was an oven at times. Our cat has 8 forward hatches, it's cool.


But a mono with white decks and plenty of ventilation would be cool, a cat with no ventilation and big windows would be a greenhouse.
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So I hate being hot and sweaty if I'm just hanging around. Don't mind it when I'm working, but just sitting killing time while I boil with sweat drives me nuts.

So are cats by their open nature cooler in the hot months than a mono? How do you keep a mono or cat cool without air conditioning? Can you divert airflow below decks to help keep it livable while in hotter climates?

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I think our Hanse mono was substantially hotter than our Lipari cat but that could be more to do with the specifics of the models than a generalisation. Have found that having sun screens fitted to the outside of our slightly angled but large saloon windows has made an incredible difference. Have also had screen covers made up for the desk hatches so even if 1/2 open they are still shaded from the sun. Love the Caframo Sirocco fans (quiet, low power draw, timer) but just wish they would spend a few $ out of their very expensive price on putting in decent switches and circuits. Spend my life pulling them apart to keep them going.

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Old 27-02-2015, 17:38   #19
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I admire your Quote , TWT. We are " banged up ",at Rivergate , for many months and really appreciated your rendition of Picasso !!
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Re: Are Mono's Hotter Than Cats?

The bigger the area of hull under the water the closer the space inside will be to sea temp rather than air temp so a deep hulled boat will be warm in winter and cool in summer compared to a shallow one. Then it's all down to design and ventilation
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I admire your Quote , TWT. We are " banged up ",at Rivergate , for many months and really appreciated your rendition of Picasso !!
As much water above as below (and 95% humidity) not good. Head South is my advice.

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Yes,, Generally Mono sailors are Hotter than Cat sailors.

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True. They have to work harder to go slower.
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