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Old 23-07-2010, 19:28   #1
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Exclamation It's Too Hot !

For any advice tonite.....

These 100+ days are getting real old......

Been out of the engine rooms for 3 hours and I am still hot...in Air Conditioning.

Word to the wise....If you are working on your vessel in any kind of high heat.....make arrangements to have someone call you at a specified time....just to check and make sure you haven't "fallen out"

Heat related illness can sneak up on you.......
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Old 23-07-2010, 19:39   #2
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you think it's hot!!!!?!! Try south Texas!! The only real solution is a pool or a cold shower......Beer does not help at first, only water, the beer comes later
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Old 23-07-2010, 19:44   #3
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Get out of the harbor. Every one keeps telling me it's so hot. I'm not heading into those better protected anchorages. I'm rinsing the decks with bay water. All week wonderful breezes. I remember when the chessie was a stagnantvboiling pot with flys but the past few years seem different. Sure were in annapolis now and the sidewalks are baking, the outer anchorage had a nice breeze. I'm going to sew up some more awning stuff. Down below it's still a bit hot. But there us a breeze.
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I'd love to be out of the harbor, but I need to keep working for a few more months
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Old 23-07-2010, 19:49   #5
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Are you joking, Chief? It's so cold right now that I'm wearing a hoodie, and contemplating long pants. The fog is less than a 500 meters from my boat, the wind has just dropped to Force 5, and we're huddled down inside the cabin wondering whether we'll make it to sunset before cranking up the furnace. I've already had to switch from beer to wine in order to avoid hypothermia.
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meh, 102 today with 40% humidity, no breeze in the engine room of a 380 Sundancer. The engine had been shut down an hour earlier and was still at 170 from the overheat.

:shrug: free sauna time
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Old 23-07-2010, 20:10   #7
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Keep working it's worth it. Sorry I need to work to. But this week had been another great summer week on the bay. No shortage of wind.
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Old 23-07-2010, 20:20   #8
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man where is the devil at? its so damn hot here in south texas...oh man whats that smell? crap its just stinkadena...the heat I can deal with...the heat and the nasty chemical plant smell...just too much for me...I am glad that I wont be dealing with this crap hole much longer...
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A cold shower Chief, if you have access to one.
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Old 23-07-2010, 21:35   #10
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An old Tugboat Trick I learned was to run cold water over the insides of your arms....from the crook of the elbow down.....It may be "mental" but it sure seemd to act as a radiator.....what with all those veins so close to the surface......

I am sure Dr. Gordon May (Emm-Dee), Emeritus, will have a link for this.
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Old 23-07-2010, 21:43   #11
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Yea its hot here too, (Greece) but we have the wind and the water is 75* so I jump in a few times a day, that works!
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Chief-- Come on up to the PNW. I need new engine mounts and I will hose you down with 54 degree seawater and cold beer.

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Chief-- Come on up to the PNW. I need new engine mounts and I will hose you down with 54 degree seawater and cold beer.

Todd
Ditto! The last two nights it's actually been over 60 F w/ morning fog.
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Seawater I can handle....Just play the theme to Dangerous Catch in the background.

You can drink the brewskis.
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Good advice Cheif! A swim over the side always seem to work for me but, I'm at a mooring or at anchor usually. One thing I found helpful when I was installing my electric propulsion system in the old engine area. Was to use my Carfamo fan
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: GOING ELECTRIC PART 15: Securing the battery platform
to cool me when working down below in the confined area. Made a world of difference.

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