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Old 01-08-2011, 17:53   #166
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So living in the sticky air of the east is a real challenge for me.
Indeed. I will wholeheartedly second that one. The difference between a hundred plus in Cali and 75 in FL is quite extreme. I much prefer the hundred plus. The unfortunate part is the craziness out there, though, expense, congestion, and remoteness of everything not right on the coast. I have no idea what the view is like from a boat, however.

It does seem to be a definite trade-off. The best cruising waters seems to be the most humid. Another reason for me to continue adapting to it, grumble, grumble.
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Teacher,

I don't notice it so much when I'm out on the open water, sailing. But when in a slip, I find it so hard to get any work done on the boat when even breathing is hard and the sweat is running in my eyes and everywhere.

Maybe the coast of Chile? Galapagos?

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Teacher,

I don't notice it so much when I'm out on the open water, sailing. But when in a slip, I find it so hard to get any work done on the boat when even breathing is hard and the sweat is running in my eyes and everywhere.

Maybe the coast of Chile? Galapagos?

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Corfu, Greece was an awesome little spot. It's a beautiful island just off the coast of the mainland. If you decide to head over there, let me know. I will provide primo slave labor.
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Teacher,

I don't notice it so much when I'm out on the open water, sailing. But when in a slip, I find it so hard to get any work done on the boat when even breathing is hard and the sweat is running in my eyes and everywhere.

Maybe the coast of Chile? Galapagos?

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Ok, seriously. That is good to hear, well, the first half. I know what yer sayin about the second half, though. It was 117 or so when I left Cali and I don't remember sweating. I got to P'cola a couple days later and it was about 75. The sweat poured off my nose as I sifted through goodies in my truck.

I have had concerns about cruising over here for just that reason. I appreciate your view about the feeling out there. I will just have to adjust to the damn 'breathing through a wet towel' when I am stopped.
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Teach, How/why'd you end up in Florida? -Margo
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Teach, How/why'd you end up in Florida? -Margo
I would normally think to make this an email, so as not to clutter the thread, but this thread seems an exception.

It is a long and winding road. Long story short, I am here to help my kids through school and then I can get back to selfish concerns, which is living on a sailboat, traveling, experiencing cultures, and teaching.

How/why'd you end up in FL?
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How/why'd you end up in FL?
I took a job in Cambridge with a scientific database called "FlyBase", housed at Harvard. My son was there at the time doing a post-doctoral stint in physics, and I thought it would be nice to be close to him for a while. But then I caught the sailing bug, and the boat I bought was in Florida. I've stayed on the east coast, cruising in Florida and in the Bahamas since I bought the boat, quit my job, and ran away to sea. Now I'm hoping to get back to eh Pacific this winter.

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I took a job in Cambridge with a scientific database called "FlyBase", housed at Harvard. My son was there at the time doing a post-doctoral stint in physics, and I thought it would be nice to be close to him for a while. But then I caught the sailing bug, and the boat I bought was in Florida. I've stayed on the east coast, cruising in Florida and in the Bahamas since I bought the boat, quit my job, and ran away to sea. Now I'm hoping to get back to eh Pacific this winter.

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Come on over. It's a lot dryer here, but, uh, there aren't near as many flies. Doctoral offspring at Hahvud? Impressive. But, wherever you go, there you are.

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I took a job in Cambridge with a scientific database called "FlyBase", housed at Harvard. My son was there at the time doing a post-doctoral stint in physics, and I thought it would be nice to be close to him for a while. But then I caught the sailing bug, and the boat I bought was in Florida. I've stayed on the east coast, cruising in Florida and in the Bahamas since I bought the boat, quit my job, and ran away to sea. Now I'm hoping to get back to eh Pacific this winter.

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That's a bit of a trip. Do you have crew to assist? I would volunteer, but I have an internship in the fall and then hope to do a Mariner school at the first of the year.
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Do you have crew to assist?
Not yet, I don't. But I could sure use some help. I will want at least 1 crew on board for the crossings - I don't do so well without my beauty sleep! Haha. 2 would be better, but I'd settle for one skilled, reliable crew. I'll be posting an ad in the crew wanted section here on CF soon.

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margo --somany flies here----lolyou woulpd be in heaven!!!!
is muggy as hail, but with the air conditioner i willbe getting in a week's time, should be better while i am at dock awaiting named storm season's end. then the humidity will be tolerable and the heat less and sailing and anchoring will be blessed. i shouldnt need an a/c unit whle on anchor--in fla i noticed was hot and some humidity butnot like here--is really muggy here. but is a price t pay for pair a dice. at least foods and such ar e less pricey here and life is liveable.
more lightning storms here than fla, also. and they are more intense. is fun to watch as long as tarps dont get toooo blown to shreds.
margo--you would love sea of cortez. is dryer and hotter than here --we get 90 F with 90+ % humidity. flies and skeeters LOVE it here.
is beautiful. food is yummmy. booze is cheap. food is cheap. life is great!
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margo --somany flies here----lolyou woulpd be in heaven!!!!
is muggy as hail, but with the air conditioner i willbe getting in a week's time, should be better while i am at dock awaiting named storm season's end. then the humidity will be tolerable and the heat less and sailing and anchoring will be blessed. i shouldnt need an a/c unit whle on anchor--in fla i noticed was hot and some humidity butnot like here--is really muggy here. but is a price t pay for pair a dice. at least foods and such ar e less pricey here and life is liveable.
more lightning storms here than fla, also. and they are more intense. is fun to watch as long as tarps dont get toooo blown to shreds.
margo--you would love sea of cortez. is dryer and hotter than here --we get 90 F with 90+ % humidity. flies and skeeters LOVE it here.
is beautiful. food is yummmy. booze is cheap. food is cheap. life is great!
Karen, I find that you are not accepting PM's anymore. I found a photo of an AC unit like I described installed on a Fuji 40. Really slick looking. PM me with an email address and I'll send it to you.
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i will make you a contact then i will get 'pm's...and 'puter on last legs.... will be a week before new one.
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i will make you a contact then i will get 'pm's...and 'puter on last legs.... will be a week before new one.
Very good. Just let me know when. The photo includes the couple who own the boat and I'm not sure they'd appreciate me putting it up on a public forum.
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Back to the AC conversation: I lived aboard in Houston for a time and never had AC. When it was too hot, I'd just slip out to the bay and sleep on deck. As long as I was 1/4 or so from land no skeeters seemed to come out to eat me and all was well with the world. A wind scoop on the foredeck hatch was a great help to blow the heat out from down below too! Now where Zee is in Mazatlan maybe another story. I think that places is related to hell is many ways, but I still think a window AC unit in the companionway is the best low cost AC alternative around. A small Honda genset will usually power a window AC unit as well for those times you're on the hook.

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