Coping with Hot Weather

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

How to deal with hot weather on your boat -- from cooking to staying healthy, ventilation, cooling off and more!As I’m writing this, most of the US is experiencing record or near-record heat.  And Dave and I cruised in some pretty hot weather, with summers in the Sea of Cortez and in El Salvador.  Many of the articles here on The Boat Galley give tips for dealing with hot weather.

So here’s a list of TBG articles that might be helpful to those who are trying to figure out how to cope with the heat of cruising in hot weather without air conditioning.  While jumping in the water (which I did frequently) is one solution, there are numerous other ways to beat the heat!

Included are are ways to stay cool, cooking techniques that are good for hot weather, keeping food in hot weather (including ways to put less load on your refrigerator), favorite hot weather recipes and more!

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  2. StarWish246 says:

    When it is really hot, I just pull out my old, Mumu (big, loose dress). I get it wet with cold water, wring it out well, and put it on. The evaporating water in the dress cools you, just as an Air Cooler does. (I just put plastic bags on seating, to protect.) When the dress has dried, re-wet. This can work with light cotton tops / shirts and shorts, too.
    I just belt the dress, to make it easier to function with it on, while I putter throughout the day.

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