Here's something I haven't seen before.
I was thinking of using a room air conditioner through the hatch
as so many others do just for a bit of relief at the dock
But I just watched something totally weird happen here with someone else's Island Packet
. A 26 MKII, I think.
He put a little 5000 BTU frigidaire on the hatch
and used a shiny plastic material to make a hood
down through the hatch. So it's been on his boat about two weeks and running most of the time. (He lives aboard and it's southern Florida
.) Doesn't get real cold or cool the whole cabin
but better than nothing.
Yesterday he was doing some work on deck
and called me over to have a look. Where the condensate runs down the side of the deck
in a thin stream and all around the hatch opening there are now little bumps in what was previously smooth fiberglass
. I think this boat is about 25 years old or maybe older but seems to be in really good shape.
What are those bumps and why are they there? Has anyone else ever seen this? Like I said, I was thinking of using an ac like this myself and so I've been searching all the forums
I can find for tips and I've never heard anyone mention anything like this at all. But I sure don't want to make bumps all over my boat.