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Old 28-06-2013, 20:54   #106
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

silver tarps are excellent spares to have on hand whenyer sail blows out an dye dont have a fix--make a sail out of plastic tarp and duct tape--they last 100 miles, when new..older tarps last less long when made into sails...rodlmao...
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Old 28-06-2013, 22:30   #107
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: Ya can't hear ours run unless your 15ft away from the stern of our boat LOL just this old folks 2 cents
you forgot to add, and if your deaf in one ear and cant hear out of the other!
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Old 28-06-2013, 23:27   #108
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In my 3 years in La Paz I have not got used to heat. AC was the ticket
I survived last summer in La Paz like this.

Took off 25 pounds.
Sold my AC and generator.
Hung a hammock chair inside and let the breeze take care of the rest.

Big vote for reflective materials. I do have a big reflective sunshade. Don't often deploy it though.

Mylar space blankets have made the biggest diff in that department for me. About $1 each. Hold them up to the sunlight. You can see through them!!

I cut the cheap things up and tape them inside or outside of the portlights & hatches. Instant reduction of heat inside the boat.

The hammock chair is also a huge plus. Lots of ventilation through that netting.
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Old 28-06-2013, 23:36   #109
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

AHH Ram your wrong again ! You have never been around our boat so your just thinkin ! And ya know that will give ya a headache!! When I say something like this about the noise of my genny, I mean it !! so if ya would like to stop down below Houma LA I would be glad to start it for ya !!
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Old 28-06-2013, 23:47   #110
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Get real, where the heck are you gonna find ice on a sailboat?
I heard about this big 50ft solar powered catamaran that makes a lot of ice.
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Old 29-06-2013, 00:50   #111
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I heard about this big 50ft solar powered catamaran that makes a lot of ice.
There ya go Scoobert, only took a 110 posts to get your answer. You're gonna need a bigger boat
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Old 29-06-2013, 01:55   #112
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AHH Ram your wrong again ! You have never been around our boat so your just thinkin ! And ya know that will give ya a headache!! When I say something like this about the noise of my genny, I mean it !! so if ya would like to stop down below Houma LA I would be glad to start it for ya !!
I seem to have heard that line before, from a fellow 1/4 mile away !
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Old 29-06-2013, 06:05   #113
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We refuse to sweat and try to sleep!! So we have a genny and AC or shore power and AC. As they used to say if ya can't stand the heat, get AC LOL At our advanced age, and liveing in south Louisiana ! 82 is winter time temps !! LOL We had 95 and 96 % humidity today! No way will I try to live with out ac on our boat.There are times at an ancorage when the breeze will cool ya just fine !! but when the bugs come with the breeze then ac again becomes a real help to some good sleep!! and for some of ya who complain about the gennys noise! Ya can't hear ours run unless your 15ft away from the stern of our boat LOL just this old folks 2 cents
yes. properly setup a gen is near silent.
the only time you can really hear ours is when i first start it.
not sure yet if the gen will run the main....
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Old 29-06-2013, 06:07   #114
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There ya go Scoobert, only took a 110 posts to get your answer. You're gonna need a bigger boat
there is a 55' fishing boat where i docked, it says on the stern,
"this is the bigger boat"
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Old 29-06-2013, 06:18   #115
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there is a 55' fishing boat where i docked, it says on the stern,
"this is the bigger boat"

Good stuff. Ya spit in the gods' faces often enough to realize there ain't no gods.
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

I've been installing Reflectex, a 1/4" reflective mylar foam in my overhead for insulation. It has been pretty hot here in San Diego the last week. I used double sided tape cut in 1" squares, and stuck them to the underside of the deck, Then I cut some pieces of Reflectex (from Downwind Marine in San Diego) and stuck the pieces onto the tape. There was an INSTANT reduction in transferred heat, I'd estimate at least 10-15 degrees. Underneath that I installed Home Depot pink foam 1/2", followed by my 1/8th inch epoxied mahogany plywood and Formica outer sheath. Wow! This stuff really works.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:30   #117
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

looks like a good idea. i will be replacing the interior pannels of my ceiling too, i think i may just throw some up there. cant hurt.
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

Lots of good ideas here, surprised no one mentioned peeing into the wind. Getting 5 miles offshore can greatly reduce the humidity, and it feels cooler even if it isn't. I live in a cold climate, and work in a hot one, and when the AC stops working it is miserable for a couple of days, then I seem to adjust pretty good. Most of the hot climate people that I work with like the AC much cooler than I do. Lots of water seems to help. Working in the rigging for a period in 120 degree in the shade, weather when there wasn't any shade, got lucky and had a steady 20 knot breeze blowing, still sweat through everything head to toe, and drank one of those big coolers full of water every 4 hours. I was lucky at the end of the day, I could shower off and lie down in a cool room to sleep. I did see a local man wearing a parka like we wear in Alaska, during those same temps. When the rainy season started it was still 120, but then a rain cloud would drop just enough water to steam cook us on deck, we were like cockroaches searching out any little piece of shade.
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

Any thought to adding A/C? Yeah, it costs some money but if you are miserable are you really going to enjoy living on the boat?

If you are at anchor get a portable generator and is should keep it nice and cold in a mear 82 degrees.
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yes, the boat has AC, and it is fixed now.
the big AC will not run off the generator, i have to get the 6000BTU unit working for that. no idea whats wrong with it yet.
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