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Old 11-08-2012, 17:49   #751
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Micah, I had such a great laugh over your post. Wonderful sense of humor!
I can only speak for myself, but for me facial hair is fine. Basically optional like hair anywhere else. I am attracted to men on other criteria. I like natural, and would only think it creepy if a man were, say, shaving or waxing his body hair. So don't worry. I'm sure you'll find a sailorette to help you wash it with all that shampoo!
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You all had me worried for few minutes. I had a beard for 20 plus years, chest hair isn't a problem but the idea of waxing was scaring the hell out of me.
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Old 11-08-2012, 20:35   #753
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Beards are ok where the weather is cold, but here in the tropics they don't work for me at all....the last thing you want here is something that keeps the heat in!
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

uhoh--you guys mention heat?? is humiditity we have here--aint hot at all--just humid!!!! is only 75 F this morning......
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Wish it were only that here Zee, but it only gets below 80 in the middle of the night lately and then not by much. Over 90 in the heat of the day too!
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we had lightning and rain last night--otherwise would be 85 in am.......
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Apart from aircon, what cruiserish strategies are there for keeping cool when the humidity stops sweat from evaporating/cooling? I read that the ancients in the Mediterranean used to put oil on their skin...no idea how that works. Too late now to research, see if I remember it tomorrow.

Btw, if sweat can still evaporate, the beard is fine...better than a wet nakedface, for sure. Just need a bit of air moving over it. In Barcaldine I once saw 48 celcius in the shade, and the Billabong we were building was not shady. We drank about 10 litres during the day (and a few more after dark) and our shirts would be white & crusty with salt. Extra salt intake, or nasty muscle cramps....
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Is ok, I think I will still NOT grow out my beard...
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Saltymonkey like to keep beard very very very very short. Yuk to long beards for elfs and trolls and fake looking sea captains.

Also long beards catch on fire when eating birthday cakes.

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You're supposed to blow the candles out first, silly monkey.
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Excellent advice!
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Lora,

I think skiping the beard is the right decission. If you really feel the need. I can be your surrigate beard grower.
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Apart from aircon, what cruiserish strategies are there for keeping cool when the humidity stops sweat from evaporating/cooling? I read that the ancients in the Mediterranean used to put oil on their skin...no idea how that works. Too late now to research, see if I remember it tomorrow.

Btw, if sweat can still evaporate, the beard is fine...better than a wet nakedface, for sure. Just need a bit of air moving over it. In Barcaldine I once saw 48 celcius in the shade, and the Billabong we were building was not shady. We drank about 10 litres during the day (and a few more after dark) and our shirts would be white & crusty with salt. Extra salt intake, or nasty muscle cramps....


135 F in Riyadh SA, no escaping it, lucky for us it was exceptionally dry. ALl clothes/uniforms were white salted. No thanks, they can have it.
People drop like seagull crap in tehheat, usually it is teh lack of water intake. Used to tell my guys, drink so you had to whiz every hour at least....
Kept them from whizzing pumpkin juice!
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Lol....eeew. Yes, seen a few folks keel over from heatstroke. Not a pretty sight.

One thought I had was using cold seawater from below the warm surface layer...rig some kind of pump, electric or wind, and a radiator and fan. Obviously energy-heavy, and useless if you're anchored in shallow water, and probably also insignificant cooling for large volumes. But, one cool cabin for snoozing is better than nothing. Probably the aft cabin as there is no galley, though cockpit cuisine would be the way to go anyway. Ah well, have to try it and see.

Now to research the oil on skin thingy...what were those ancients thinking?
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Lol....eeew. Yes, seen a few folks keel over from heatstroke. Not a pretty sight.

One thought I had was using cold seawater from below the warm surface layer...rig some kind of pump, electric or wind, and a radiator and fan. Obviously energy-heavy, and useless if you're anchored in shallow water, and probably also insignificant cooling for large volumes. But, one cool cabin for snoozing is better than nothing. Probably the aft cabin as there is no galley, though cockpit cuisine would be the way to go anyway. Ah well, have to try it and see.

Now to research the oil on skin thingy...what were those ancients thinking?
Like all great ideas, this one was thought of before, by yours truly in this thread.

However, some subject matter experts chimed in, and shot the idea down as unworkable. It is only a short thread and worth a read.

But I like your thinking.
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