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Old 09-09-2014, 08:31   #16
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Re: Living on a Sail Boat in New Orleans area?

Alright. Know I have thick skin and want to learn from everyone I meet. I have spent a lot of time at the old fishing camp and ran into all kinds of people. Usually the ones roughest around the edges had the best advice. You just had to grit your teeth and not take the delivery personally and take what knowledge you get.
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Old 09-09-2014, 13:52   #17
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first and foremost make sure you next boat has sufficient air conditioning, you will DIE otherwise!
I don't live on a boat currently, but I do live without air conditioning in Texas which is only a little less humid than Louisiana, as I don't want to pay the bills that come with it.

I did live on a boat in the Caribbean without air conditioning for a year, I didn't die. Its quite possible once you acclimate, its also cheaper.

Some one else some where else on this site had techniques for keeping clothes fresh and neat on a sailboat, she worked in sales and needs nice suits to work in as well.

Enjoy your new life.
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I live in fla on the hook. No ac. Fans galore battery bank and solar power.

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Old 09-09-2014, 14:24   #19
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Oh and when i am in the ac now i don my jacket.

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Re: Living on a Sail Boat in New Orleans area?

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I did live on a boat in the Caribbean without air conditioning for a year, I didn't die. Its quite possible once you acclimate, its also cheaper.

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Cheaper? ..... maybe not. Some marinas have metered electricity, but a flat rate is common. We most often pay a fee for a 30 amp connection without metering. It is also common to hear of people doing well in the Caribbean, Bahamas or many other places anchored out where your vessel sits facing into the wind. That's far different from tucked into a slip without the air wafting into your forward hatch. Also, check the weather data. The average daytime summer temperature is about 10*F higher in Louisianna than in the Caribbean!

..... but back to tbodine88's message. It is quite possible to acclimate!
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Old 16-09-2014, 12:14   #21
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Captain H, I have a 34 footer in Mandeville; you might want to take a look at her.
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Re: Living on a Sail Boat in New Orleans area?

Seems like you need a little help makin the plunge. I have a live aboard in your area and would be happy to help. We have a friendly group of folks in our marina, get in touch and i will introduce you to them.
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