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Good info and I thank you all.

Slept on boat like baby, without the damned thing, again like a baby, Friday night. Planning on doing the same thing tonight.

My goal is to phase out this machine sooner than later. Walked 5 miles over the weekend, and did hard labor in yard yesterday. Slept like a baby last night the couch, without the damned thing.

Again thanks. Tonight I do workout with neighbor at fitness club. Again I don't want this damned thing ruling my life.

I introduced my nephew to his first time on a sailboat yesterday morning. He then got to visit another two boats. He's thinking it's cool.

Then, I sleep on boat tonight, without the damned thing.
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Slept on boat like baby, without the damned thing, again like a baby, Friday night. Planning on doing the same thing tonight.
That is excellent. I recently saw a TV program on which some folks were reporting that learning to play the Didgeridoo (from Australia) stregthens the muscles in the mouth/throat which then eliminates snoring. Dunno - just what they said.

Also, I don't think any CPAP would ever be damned. Mine seems to be entirely free from any behavior that I would associate with such an occurrence - it just seems to pump air. Maybe I just got lucky and mine is well behaved.
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That is excellent. I recently saw a TV program on which some folks were reporting that learning to play the Didgeridoo (from Australia) stregthens the muscles in the mouth/throat which then eliminates snoring. Dunno - just what they said.
One of my friends has a Didgeridoo on his sailboat and told me the same thing. Perhaps I should just get one.

I slept on the boat Friday night without CPAP, Saturday at home, without CPAP, and again last evening. I gotta phase the darned thing out.

Sleeping on the boat tonight, even though it's getting a little chilly out lately. The cold air makes me move rather quickly in the mornings.
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I'm a little late to the conversation but I have plenty of experience with boating and CPAP. I once ran mine off of a fully charged battery that had no other draws to see how long it would last. It went for about 10 nights on a 100 AH battery. You have to remember that 2.5 amps is what it draws if you have it ramped up full. If you are like me and use a medium pressure then it will use far less power.
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The draw will depend on machine and pressure setting. My 6ah lithium battery provides almost two nights on a charge. With the heater only five hours. But as previously said I don't seem to need humidifier on boat.
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Until I get a new bed at home, I'm going to continue to sleep on the boat. It's very cold, but I take the edge off with a propane heater, lantern, stove.

Using a portable, handled, emergency battery, compressor, light, I'm getting three full nights using the CPAP machine. I take the battery home in the morning and it charges adequately while I'm at work to use for the next three nights. I think this machine is finally starting to work with me. I can't sleep at home, but I sure sleep well on the boat.

Now, just much more exercise, a real routine that I can stick with. I lost 30 lbs so far.
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Until I get a new bed at home, I'm going to continue to sleep on the boat. It's very cold, but I take the edge off with a propane heater, lantern, stove.
It's probably all the carbon monoxide that is helping you sleep so well!!! :-)

I'm glad to hear positive reports of runing the CPAP from battery. I must admit, I am probably too much of an engineer as I like hard numbers. Battery capacity, hours run time, battery state at the start/end of run, etc... Saying that it worked great just doesn't compute in my head, too many variables....
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[QUOTEA]It's probably all the carbon monoxide that is helping you sleep so well!!! :-)[/QUOTE]

I have proper ventilation, and I don't let the heat run once I crawl in bed.

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I'm glad to hear positive reports of runing the CPAP from battery. I must admit, I am probably too much of an engineer as I like hard numbers. Battery capacity, hours run time, battery state at the start/end of run, etc... Saying that it worked great just doesn't compute in my head, too many variables....
Now that I've thought about it, I'm not hooking the CPAP machine to any ship's battery. That's for my LED lights. I play the radio very little, then switch to a netbook and watch movies. My main entertainment is my Kindle 3G. Most entertainment on the boat is portable and taken home each morning to recharge.

Think I'll start a small log to track the power usage on the portable power supply with the CPAP.

I do really really want to outgrow this thing, through increased exercise, losing weight and perhaps trying a dige.
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Happy to report that I'm just using the emergency battery. I recharge it every day in the boat house and so it gets about 14 hours of charge between uses. It runs the machine all night, without flaw, and I'm not having to hook it to the ship's power.

I'll upgrade my ship's systems for other things besides this damnable machine, that I'm finally starting to get used to, short of the bruise, red spot in right between my eyes.

Getting a new mask fitted tomorrow that hopefully won't mark me up like the other.

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