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Re: Cooling the boat

i use plastic tarps in a layered fashion so as to bring into the boat air and prevent su n from baking inside and decking. works great and has worked great for many many years. no , isnt gorgeous, but keeps boat interior 10 degrees cooler than other boats. when it hits 110 in daylight i turn on air conditioner. i only use the lower settingson my 5000 btu window model, and works well with a fan.
btw--my plastic tarps do not rattle. tie em so the plastic is tight and no rattle. rattle means the high winds will tear it. torn tarps allow sun and rain inside boat. that is not an option.
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