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Old 07-21-2009
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Dealing with the heat

Hello all,

I am trying to figure out how cruisers and live aboards deal with the heat in Florida. Specifically the Tampa area.

I love the area and look forward to spending the summer there on my boat or even moving there.
How do you keep the boat down to a reasonable temperature?
I know many boats have air conditioners but thatís not realistic if youíre sitting in a bay somewhere for four or five days.
I guess you could run a genset and a cooler but again, not realistic for multiple days. What if youíre out for ten days or fifteen?
I have a wind catch for the forward hatch but if there is low wind then there is no comfort.

So, how do you keep cool in the Florida tropics on your 40 footer?
Iím not asking how do you bear it. How do you do it?

Thanks.
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