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post #6 of Old 07-21-2009 Thread Starter
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I absolutely understand the part about "Sometimes you just have to leave the simplicity of land life behind" and have no problem with that. I have sailed extensively in the Pacific Northwest. Tell me you’re coming this way for extended stays and I can tell you much about the nuances of keeping from freezing in the winter (and summer) etc. I’m looking for those same bits of knowledge for when I get to the tropics. It’s the understanding of the unknown I’m after. I can take a hot day and night and all but it’s how you do it every day. I don’t want to be sitting below deck sweating so much you can actually hear it. Lying awake at night because the air is too heavy to inhale.

I’m OK with even having to sleep up on deck a few nights in the bad parts of the summer.
It’s one of those things easiest expressed as “So how do, you do that?”

I guess what I need is a recollection of all those articles and whatnot I’ve read over the years on keeping cool.

So let’s see, we got:
- Low power fans strategically placed throughout the cabin to keep air moving.
- Air catch’s for the hatches.
- Tarps to create shade.
- A cool off as needed (always great down there).
- AC unit if possible or swamp cooler for emergencies or for when you’re at dock and there just is no air.

Bedding ideas? What not to use?
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