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Old 27-06-2013, 09:53   #1
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How do you do it... (no AC)

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?
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Old 27-06-2013, 09:56   #2
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

try jumping in the water, th
at will cool you off!
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Old 27-06-2013, 09:57   #3
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

sorry. i do not go into the sewage filled hudson.
if we were in the keys i might.
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Old 27-06-2013, 09:57   #4
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

I hate to say it but if you are overweight, the heat will affect you worse than someone who is not. Exercise is what keeps the heat bearable for me. I do not like the heat but I will still go out and ride my bike when it is 90 as long as I can stay out of the sun.
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Old 27-06-2013, 09:59   #5
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I hate to say it but if you are overweight, the heat will affect you worse than someone who is not. Exercise is what keeps the heat bearable for me. I do not like the heat but I will still go out and ride my bike when it is 90 as long as I can stay out of the sun.
i would think so.
am i the worlds fattest sailor? lol
my current job is a 18 hour a day driving job.
until i quit, i will be fat.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:02   #6
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

It's a lot better at anchor. The more shade above decks the better. Then airflow.
It's between 85 & 95 here in the day and always humid. I usually leave the boat for the afternoon if we're in a marina and find a shady place to relax.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:05   #7
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

82 degrees ? Thats down right cool. lol. Sorry thats not helpful. Your body will adjust over time to the higher temps. I find my diet affects how I deal with heat. I'm building a steel boat here in Tennessee and its like an oven inside in the middle of the day. I function better if I drink lots of water and eat light foods. I stay away from fried greasy stuff in the heat of the day. I still get hot, but its more tollerable.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:06   #8
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

We keep our house at 80 deg, so heat is relative. But tied to a dock, with no wind it's never comfortable with the sun up. Out cruising at anchor only a handful of times did we wish for AC, the rest of the time the wind through the boat made it quite nice.
You will become more heat tolerant if you let yourself become so. I've found that having returned to the working world I am a little less heat tolerant than when we were out cruising. For instance at anchor in 90 degree heat I thought nothing of baking bread in the middle of the day, I wouldn't do that now.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:08   #9
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I purchased my 27-footer in Phuket, Thailand in 2001, and sailed the Andaman Sea for the next seven years -- not once eating a meal below deck. It was too hot, but I could sleep in a berth with a fan blowing on me overnight. Same with working at the chart table. Fan necessary. Beer also helps.
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82 degrees ? Thats down right cool. lol. Sorry thats not helpful. Your body will adjust over time to the higher temps. I find my diet affects how I deal with heat. I'm building a steel boat here in Tennessee and its like an oven inside in the middle of the day. I function better if I drink lots of water and eat light foods. I stay away from fried greasy stuff in the heat of the day. I still get hot, but its more tollerable.
I stay away from fried greasy foods all the time and I'm still a fat sweaty bastard!
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:20   #11
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Don't move ever. Stay as still as possible and the heat will be bearable.

And most certainly don't have a heat generating laptop on your lap typing a message on a sailing forum........that would be too much
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:25   #12
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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?

Scoobert, I don't mean to be rude, but your weight is contributing to the problem. But the person who suggested getting in the water was also a good suggestion.

Do you have a wind scoop? Even in a marina, they can be angled to catch the breeze.

I would urge you to "do the math" about weight loss. It takes 3500 extra calories to gain one pound. That means 35,000 extra calories (not burned) to gain 10 lb. in a year, not uncommon.

I took that number and divided it by 365. The answer is 91.

In other words, if your weight is stable, reduce your income by only 91 calories a day, and you'll lose 10 lb. in a year. That's half a hamburger bun -- more than that if you skip the bottom one, because that one absorbs juices from the hamburger. So yeah -- you have to eat your hamburger with a knife and fork.

The UPSIDE of eating too much is that there are more places to cut back. Check the calories on flavored drinks. A 12 oz. can of coca cola is 144 calories. There might be other choices that are just as palatable but have fewer calories. If you put lots of butter on your mashed potatoes, just cut the serving in half and add some carrots so you don't feel hungry.

I know you didn't ask for that, but most people haven't done the math.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:29   #13
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Don't move ever. Stay as still as possible and the heat will be bearable.

And most certainly don't have a heat generating laptop on your lap typing a message on a sailing forum........that would be too much
nah, i have an 6-8 person dining table. fan is blowing on my back.
and what else will i do while i wait to spill more resin on my deck?

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Old 27-06-2013, 10:30   #14
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Re: How do you do it... (no AC)

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
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I stay away from fried greasy foods all the time and I'm still a fat sweaty bastard!
Oh, I sweat (and several women think I'm a bastard) but it does help me function thru the heat. This summer I have sweat off 15 pounds. I'm down to 225. At 6-3 I think I'm at my sailing weight
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