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Offline Mas

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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2017, 04:11:53 AM »
Yup that would indeed be impressive! Guess if i had one of those smart pens and a tablet might could give one a whirl but alas.....

Meanwhile since the topic was Chillin out on a 23, I did consider a portable heat pump (used for sale) that essentially uses the water to transfer the heat away form the boat. It was simply too large for a 23 (couldn't stow it or use it without it in the way in an already small cabin) and it still needed 110v so the little AC was the better bet. Now my humor suggesting the little need for AC if truly in Norway does bring up the fact that your cruising grounds can eliminate the need for AC, just load that puppy up on her trailer and off to Maine ya go! Of course it will soon result in a thread entitled Staying Warm on a 23.   :)

hint: as to the solution for it all......pick a degree course close to 0 when warm and 180 when cold and keep doing it until comfortable!
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2017, 05:47:47 AM »
I can remember a few nights on my Catalina 30 when the cabin temperature never got out of the 90s.  It was humid and NASTY.  The fans were just blowing around hot and humid air.  It is best to stay at home when the conditions are like that.

If you have to be out in it, check the weather forecast and, if it is stable, anchor out in an open area.  You will get a little bit more breeze.  The less protected the better.  Then again, if the weather isn't that stable, you will pay with a bad night if a storm blows up!
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2017, 07:42:31 AM »
I have heard you can put an air conditioner on the 23, and power it with a quiet generator. Hmmm, wonder if there is an inverter/battery combo that would run it more quietly even than that?

Would the batteries fill up the boat?

Anyway, I use some of these pads people put their pets on to absorb heat. It will cool your back until you get to sleep, and then maybe you will make it till early morning. That and a decent fan are all I have. Some nights, after great sailing, it is too hot to sleep. This year, I will try more anchoring out to be cooler than at dockside, and try the screen in a hatch with a breeze whatchacallit funneling air below. Light air, anchor stern-to, from the cleat on opposite side from quarterberth I sleep in.
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2017, 10:01:03 AM »
There's your problem right there...you sleep in a quaterberth!  The V-Berth has all of the ventilation and it is the best sleeping!  It is tight at times but you adjust to it quickly.
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2017, 10:03:30 AM »
There's your problem right there...you sleep in a quaterberth!  The V-Berth has all of the ventilation and it is the best sleeping!  It is tight at times but you adjust to it quickly.

Incorrect.
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2017, 10:08:42 AM »
If you are at anchor the breeze comes in the front hatch.  That then blows right onto the V-berth.   The fresh breeze goes right on you as long as there is air.  Sometimes I run my fan and it sits between the bulkhead and the side of the cabin roof.  That blows even more breeze up into the V-berth. 

In rain I put up a hatch tent and have the bimini and dodger up with the connector so I can keep the boat totally open without worrying about rain coming in.  That helps also.
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2017, 01:16:56 PM »
This ac unit won't be available until early 2018 but thought it might be of interest to some of you. It's definitely a game changer!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/noria-cool-redefined-home#/

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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2017, 03:25:54 PM »
This ac unit won't be available until early 2018 but thought it might be of interest to some of you. It's definitely a game changer!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/noria-cool-redefined-home#/

Nice! The width minimum is 21 and i forget the width at bridge deck on the 23. I know the little unit we have fit, just barely. Having something that low profile would be real nice on the 23. even though the AC we have is only 12 inches tall it still made getting in and out difficult. Well worth it for a good nights sleep but..........

It can be offset on our 31 so you can slip thru on the side. You can rig up hatch mounted units but i never have like how they work, gotta lug them around shrouds, and are a pain to weatherproof.
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2017, 06:01:46 PM »
This ac unit won't be available until early 2018 but thought it might be of interest to some of you. It's definitely a game changer!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/noria-cool-redefined-home#/

That would be a great unit for a boat... BUT... it was supposed to be shipping now from the original Kickstarter campaign. If it actually ships I will be buying one but I wouldn't fund a campaign on it.

Shawn

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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2017, 06:40:13 PM »
Have you guys seen this? Might work nice on a small boat.
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2017, 01:11:18 PM »
I would be more impressed if you guys were writing in runes!  LOL

Funny you'd mention it, 'cause I was gonna do just that.  I was even gonna use animated runes, but when I did a Google image search for "animated runes" this came up somehow, and I guess I just got distracted by those "threads drifts"...



No, seriously.  It happened just like that.
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2017, 02:33:22 PM »
I guess that she is just trying to stay cool.
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2017, 02:38:26 PM »
They are animated, all right; don't look runed, though.
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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2017, 03:24:08 PM »
They are animated, all right; don't look runed, though.

...And BruceW wins the thread! Someone get the lights.

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Re: Stayin cool on a 23!
« Reply #59 on: April 23, 2017, 07:21:49 AM »
Well not even sure to how to steer this back to topic after that little excursion!

Sitting here under a fleece blanket and temps hovering in the 50's, the heater going, the long range forecast telling me I may have to go fetch that AC unit before next weekends annual blessing of the fleet (cheap excuse to drink Mimosas and Bloody Mary's with a brunch early in the day). The forecast is calling for a high near 90! I am not happy about the prospect of needing AC so early. Maine is looking better! Seriously this is not a good omen for summer.   :(

Kev, that evaporative cooler looks interesting but not sure it will work so well in our humid environment. Keep us posted.

Meanwhile may have to go look for some "animated runes"!
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