Big windows in a boat are wonderful for providing views but can really heat up the inside. Regular shades work most of the year, but better window shades can lower interior temps by 10°. Just 5 minutes and less than $20! [More] Better Window Covers
For many, one of the allures of cruising is "no snow." But endless summer has its own challenges with hot, humid weather.
Tips to reduce or eliminate cooking heat, improve ventilation, stop mold and mildew and cool down.
Fifteen coping strategies for hot flashes and lowered heat tolerance that can accompany menopause — and 3 boat features that will really help. [More] Hot Flashes in a Hot Climate
Listen in for 5 ways we significantly improved our boat’s ventilation, making it much nicer to live at anchor during the hot months! [More] Improving Boat Ventilation
Waterline Design hatch and port screens are cost effective, simple to use, easy to stow — and they keep mosquitoes and no-see-ums out of the boat! [More] After-Market Window Screens
Mold and mildew are the bane of every boat owner in hot, humid climates. Tips to minimize the problem when “the old stand-bys” just don’t do it. [More] Mold & Mildew
With a thermal cooker, start dinner when it’s convenient & transfer pans to the thermal cooker. Let it cook 4 to 8 hours while you do other things! [More] Thermal Cooker
Cook rice without all the heat and humidity — while you do other things! [More] Beat the Heat: How to Cook Rice in a Thermos
What we’ve learned about using a portable air conditioner on a boat. Turns out, there are a few tricks! [More] Portable Air Conditioner
When it’s over 100 for days on end, I just don’t feel like turning on the stove. So what’s for dinner? [More] I’m NOT Cooking
Talking to some new boat owners yesterday reminded me of one of our stupid first-year-of-cruising problems! [More] Deodorant That Doesn’t Melt