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Old 27-06-2013, 11:29   #31
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

You meant, building an igloo on top of the boat would solve the heating issue? Another issue will arise...you'll be the only one wearing a parka, in the tropics!

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Old 27-06-2013, 12:14   #32
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I have always known that rigging sun shades/tarps over the deck will reduce cabin temperature, but I didn't get around to doing it until this summer. What a huge difference. I rigged silver/grey poly tarps over most of the foredeck, the entire top of the cabin, and half of the cockpit. There is about a two foot gap between the deck and the tarp, allowing air to flow through. I don't have any hard numbers, but the decrease in air temperature in the cabin is incredible!
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Old 27-06-2013, 12:15   #33
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

BIG fans. 20-inch +

Sail Delmarva: Discount Air Conditioning

While typical cabin fans can move the air around in a small area, a big fan will move it OUT when stuck in a windless harbor. Even working on deck there is no substitute for a big air mover when the wind fails.
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Old 27-06-2013, 12:20   #34
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I have always known that rigging sun shades/tarps over the deck will reduce cabin temperature, but I didn't get around to doing it until this summer. What a huge difference. I rigged silver/grey poly tarps over most of the foredeck, the entire top of the cabin, and half of the cockpit. There is about a two foot gap between the deck and the tarp, allowing air to flow through. I don't have any hard numbers, but the decrease in air temperature in the cabin is incredible!

It works very well -- reflective side up!
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Old 27-06-2013, 12:45   #35
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

When I am in Jamaica and sleepingat one of my friends house(no aircon,hell they aint even got electric)I wet a large bath towel and drap it over my shoulders or use it as a blanket! It ought to work really well if you have a fan to move the air..Or you could wet a bath robe and stick it in the freezer!!
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Old 27-06-2013, 13:02   #36
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i have a hard time understanding 82 as hot!?!? Not to be too insensitive, but of course I think anything under 60 is cold. it is probably 80 in my office. On my boat it is 100. AC is a real nice option then.
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Old 27-06-2013, 13:10   #37
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

I've spent a lot of time in South America (and Afghanistan but that's a dry heat) and after a while, you get used to the tempratures. There were days I was working in mid 90s temps and when it dropped to just below 80 at night, especially around 75, it felt cold. Good air circulation is a must to help cool you down.
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Old 27-06-2013, 13:24   #38
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I grew up in the desert where it would be 110+ with 90+% humidity for months. At night it would get cold sometimes, around 85 if it was nice out but that was when the bugs would come out to play.

Lets be be clear here. When people say "you get used to it" it does NOT mean that it is good or that you like, it means you survive it. But it ALWAYS sucks!
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you guys aren't being helpful, the OP knows all this stuff

you need to think outside the box, something like ice cubes stuck up the ...

spray bottle with water that you can mist on yourself with little fans that blow on you afterward
I met a fellow once who had two english bulldogs and he would stick ice cubes in there butts to keep them cooled down,swear to it..If its really that hot one could get one of those Icee pops and, and, well you get the picture...
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

I don't have anything nice to say to you guys who are suggesting that I shove ice up my butt.
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I don't have anything nice to say to you guys who are suggesting that I shove ice up my butt.
I think he should try it, he will thank us later...
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Old 27-06-2013, 13:37   #42
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I don't have anything nice to say to you guys who are suggesting that I shove ice up my butt.
where do I get enough ice for this and a sundowner?
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You guys are evil and wicked to the core! That's why I like the CF folks!

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where do I get enough ice for this and a sundowner?

you are going to need a bucket, that ice is going to melt and it can be recycled while still pretty cold
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I think he should try it, he will thank us later...
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
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