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Old 27-06-2013, 10:31   #16
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

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sorry. i do not go into the sewage filled hudson.
if we were in the keys i might.

Er ... Noooooo ...

Put on your swim trunks, stand in the cockpit, and pour some clean water on your head. Just don't use water out of the river.


When we lived in NJ before AC, during heat waves we would turn the TV so it showed out the living room window. Then we'd sit on the front lawn in our bathing suits in lawn chairs and pass the hose around. We had one of the first TV's on the street. The neighbors would join us and it was a lot of fun. We all watched Milton Berle in drag.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:35   #17
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something like ice cubes stuck up the ...
I knew a girl in St. Lucia that swore by that technique.

I pretty much only wear lightwight merino wool tee's also. They wick the sweat over the entire surface of the garment thus making heat much more bearable.

A tip I learnt whilst cycling is soak a tee in cold water and wear it, I mean yeah for sure it's not going to win you any satorial awards but coolness it will bring.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:36   #18
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Multihulls are hella cool, so I don't understand why this is posted in the multihull forum?

If you want to be cooler, you will need another hull...
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:42   #19
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Multihulls are hella cool, so I don't understand why this is posted in the multihull forum?

If you want to be cooler, you will need another hull...
oh woops. i ment to put in general sailing.
my memory of shopping for a lagoon 38 was one of nasty hot inside on a 70 degree day in the shade. nothing like 1/8" think decks to make the inside nasty. no thanks. i like my 3" think deck.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:42   #20
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How about opening the fire hydrant on your boat, and let the water soak you up. I guess not many boats got fire hydrants; would be perfect for dogs too!

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Old 27-06-2013, 10:47   #21
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as i type this i am sitting on my yacht, waiting for clouds to move in.
its 82 outside, and 82 inside. i have fans blowing on me, and i am sweating.
also should mention i am 300#.
how do you deal with this humid heat with no AC?
the parts i need for mine will arrive tomorrow.
it will be switched on, and not turned off until we leave the dock.
i cant even work inside. its so hot.
lucky for me we have two AC units.
both will be repaired.
a 6K unit for when underway, and a 16K for when docked.
i have no idea how you can live without AC when it is blistering outside.
is it my Russian genes?
82 is good. My cabin was 94 on Monday and 96 on Tuesday but right now is a mere 76 . . . . . luxury !

Another diet thing is to dump the sweet stuff and junk food. I lost 20 lb just quitting all pastries, snack foods and soda.

As for the heat, you want a canvas awning. They make a huge difference.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:47   #22
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How about opening the fire hydrant on your boat, and let the water soak you up. I guess not many boats got fire hydrants; would be perfect for dogs too!

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seacock would do the same thing
but seeing as i only have one, electric diaphragm pump right now, i dont think the fun would last long.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:49   #23
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You can get acclimated to the heat which takes some time being exposed to it. Also, I think personal perference and body chemistry play a part. My wife is a South Carolina native and she hates the heat. I was raised in Pennsylvania which is obviously cooler, but for some reason I love the heat. My wife thinks I'm crazy.

Having said all that, I do find sleeping at night on a hot boat is not pleasant. Sitting at the dock where you can't get the breeze is a problem. We have to have maximum air blowing if the AC is not on (like after we had a lightning strike a few years ago). Air movement -- lots of fans -- is the key for us. And cold beverages.

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Hiya Scoobert! ++

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nothing like 1/8" think decks to make the inside nasty. no thanks. i like my 3" think deck.
I'm doubting both those numbers - no way 1/8" deck on anything (I personally know this is not true on the Lagoon 38), and 3" is ridiculous and unnecessary.

Ours is 1.25" with 0.75" of that insulating honeycomb core - little heat transfer at all.

It is all the panoramic living room windows on catamarans that let heat inside - little to do with deck thickness at all. Of course, those windows also let light inside and allows one to see all around while eating dinner, etc.

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Old 27-06-2013, 10:56   #26
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I'm doubting both those numbers - no way 1/8" deck on anything (I personally know this is not true on the Lagoon 38), and 3" is ridiculous and unnecessary.

Ours is 1.25" with 0.75" of that insulating honeycomb core - little heat transfer at all.

It is all the panoramic living room windows on catamarans that let heat inside - little to do with deck thickness at all. Of course, those windows also let light inside and allows one to see all around while eating dinner, etc.

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all i remember is seeing 15 hatches, and having the urge to open them all.
nah, i like my cave. and it does not move around as much as i thought it would.
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The evaporative effect of the leaky teak would help, one would think.
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Old 27-06-2013, 11:17   #28
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The evaporative effect of the leaky teak would help, one would think.
:P if only i hadnt fixed 50% of the leaks.
got 4" of rain this week. only a wet table top was found along with one aft cabin leak. down from 8 leaks.
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Old 27-06-2013, 11:20   #29
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Dang, sail to a warm climate and it's hot!

hate when that happens
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Old 27-06-2013, 11:24   #30
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To cool off inside of boat, spend 2-3 minutes every hour pouring water (from buckets or hose) along cabin trunk and decks. The evaporation of water takes a lot of heat away from decks, and hence cabin. Remember, phase transfers of water absorb a lot of heat energy (ie from water to steam, or ice to water).

So covering your decks in ice would be even better!
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