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Old 06-28-2006
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Ideas For Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat?

I live in the mid-west (USA) and around this time of year it gets hot, humid and dry. I've put a little fan aboard and I have a tarp for a sunshade.

Any other ideas for beating the heat, especially when not under way?

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There are passive products for ventilation, such as Wind Scoop and Breeze Buster that fit a hatch and catch the breeze. The advantage of the Breeze Buster is that it does not need to be tethered.
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wetting the wind scoop or breeze buster might help cool the air a bit that goes by.
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In extreme heat I wet a towel cool down my face and neck. Light loose clothing helps as well.
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Also, a boat that is painted white or a very light color helps, as does a bimini or awning.
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A windsurfer is the best way I've found to stay cool on a hot Kansas day, I just haven't figured out how to have one along on the boat yet. It wouldn't help when your on a passage, but in port it would be great. I carry a inflatable Stearns kayak, I'll have to make a sailing rig for it. I'm very impressed with these, very rugged, useful but slow compared to a rigid kayak, but fast compared to a dingy. Someone stole it in Michigan, I'm in the process of getting it back, the police have it, it showed up on eBay. Since then I've replaced it with three identical items also from eBay. I'll never be without a couple of these, looking to get a double, that would be most useful for carrying groceries.
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If you can stop, go and have a swim, or else add a shower to your boat (on the cockpit), and have a quick shower,
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A clean, unused bug sprayer canister, filled with fresh water is also a good way to cool off. Spray down the cockpit and yourself and let the water evaporate...
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You might want to consider moving to the Coast - the weather here in Southern California is perfect - no need for fancy equipment - just open the window and you get a perfect breeze and a sunny day!
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You might want to consider moving to the Coast - the weather here in Southern California is perfect - no need for fancy equipment - just open the window and you get a perfect breeze and a sunny day!
I notice you mention NOTHING about the little earthquake problem you have there.
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