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Old 01-09-2014, 21:48   #1
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We're exploring the livaboard life and looking into doing it with out using a airconditioner much.
Can it be done comfortably by moving around geographically thru the changing seasons?


Both my wife and I find it difficult to sleep in hot muggy conditions.
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Re: Comfort

It will totally depend on where you travel and during what seasons.

You can acclimate to warm. Warm & humid is a lot tougher.

Here we get 30Degc and 80%+ hummidity. I find that sleeping in Marinas is miserable but on the hook there is enough breeze or a fan to make it bearable.
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Old 01-09-2014, 22:43   #3
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Re: Comfort

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We're exploring the livaboard life and looking into doing it with out using a airconditioner much.
Can it be done comfortably by moving around geographically thru the changing seasons?


Both my wife and I find it difficult to sleep in hot muggy conditions.
Perhaps you should consider sleeping in separate cabins...

Really, the ? of where you are now would certainly help.

I live in San Francisco, and the weather is great. Further inland is 90F during the day during the summers, but cool (60F) at night.

The same 90F daytime and even 50F at night back east is horrible.

The PNW is "only" 500 miles north, but it rains there all the time: cooler, but more humidity.

Nevada is 500 miles east, but hot and dry, I don't like that.

This is a open ended and essentially useless question without any further input from the OP. Sorry, just reality...
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Coastal California's weather is one of the few remaining advantages of living there.
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Re: Comfort

Anchoring out with awnings over most of the boat and a windscoop in the front hatch, it is comfortable for most of the time almost anywhere. There are those 100 degree temp 100% humidity days without a breath of wind that nothing but an air conditioned hotel room will do, btdt. Fortunately those days aren't that common on the water. Tied up at a marina without a prevailing airing out the boat is another story. Fortunately you will have electricity to power AC in those circumstances.
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To a fair degree you can follow the seasons and stay more comfortable...but in the heat of summer, the northeast or great lakes can get pretty stiffling and it can come with periods of little or no wind.
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I find that when I'm anchored or at a mooring that the combination of the boat pointing into the wind and taking in air through dorades and open hatches (or a wind-scoop on my old boat) and being out on the water keeps it comfortable below. At a slip, on the edge of land, though, I sometimes put on the a/c or at least some fans.
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Re: Comfort

until th wwater beneath the boat is over 85 f ther eisnt true ned for air conditioning, a slong as rhe air is less than 95f. airflow is important--use fans.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Can't say about weather other than where I've been sleeping aboard. Generally the farther north you are the more comfortable except in winter. I was in SF Bay around the 4th of July and had no trouble sleeping.
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When I got my last boat one of the first things I did was to install 3 12v fans plus one spare. Do you know how many times I have used them? Zilch. But I'm in New England and between its ports and hatches the boat has 11 openings plus 4 dorado vents so the fans weren't really ever needed. But I'm thinking of moving down to FL or thereabouts in the next 2-3 years so the fans may come in handy down there. A friend sold his AC which came with his boat which he never used even in FL. But he only anchors, does dock overnight unless he has to.
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