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Just a Reminder of why I Hate Winter

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Just a Reminder of why I Hate Winter

Unread postby RTB » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:26 pm

Well, the long, hot summer has ended and no hurricanes in the Atlantic. I am thankful, but just reminded why I do not like cold weather on the boat.

Two days ago, it was 87* here in Georgia where we live on our sailboat. That night, the temps dropped to 48*. A nice light blanket and we were set for a cozy night's sleep.

Some time later, after falling into a deep sleep, I was awakened buy a cold drop of water smacking me in the forehead. The wind was howling and the boat was rocking. I thought maybe it was raining too, and that the hatch above us was leaking. Then I realized that it was condensation. We had the boat closed up. Plus two people breathing inside. I had forgotten how everything gets wet inside...to the point where it drips from some things.

The next day was blue sky and sunshine, making me forget about the long night. Like I mentioned, hurricane season is likely done, and that is a big relief.

So, just a little reminder why I hate winter, living on a boat. I'm sure others will chime in about their dislikes during this season.

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Re: Just a Reminder of why I Hate Winter

Unread postby scallywag » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:36 pm

Is the boat ready for southern adventures?

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Re: Just a Reminder of why I Hate Winter

Unread postby tex » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:43 pm

Yeah, I think the temp dropped down to 72 that night. :(
Come on down here.

I guess that kind of drop would make all but the most insulated boat sweat. That drip on the face at night, not looking forward to that.
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Re: Just a Reminder of why I Hate Winter

Unread postby scallywag » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:50 am

Sully had a dehumidifier about one of his boats. We purchased one to take the moisture out of the house during the summer. The down side was, it put off heat.

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Re: Just a Reminder of why I Hate Winter

Unread postby RTB » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:21 pm

Hey scallywag... I think a de-humidifier is a good idea. We are a small boat, so no extra room aboard really. Generally, you would drain into the galley or head sink. That could work at night I suppose, but would need to be stowed most of the time. Just inconvenient, but one remedy to consider.

No, the boat is not ready to head south right now. That would solve the condensation problem. Plus the crew has other health issues as well. Cataract surgery for me, and a new hip for Beverly. If I can get all three of us cripples fixed up, we will sail away again. Until then, JASDIP. Just Another Sucky Day In Paradise! All is well, and loving life!
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Re: Just a Reminder of why I Hate Winter

Unread postby scallywag » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:25 pm

I have a dehumidifier you can borrow. Yes on a sailboat room is a problem. I stored it in the wet locker by the hatch when not in use. Could not use underway or at anchor. Let me know if you would like to give it a try. We can run it up, if it does not snow.

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