- Apr 3, 2019
Sounds lovely! Now is the only season we can enjoy that type of cooling.Hmmm... Our air conditioning on Lake Erie is anchoring out, and opening the forward hatch over the v-berth. We also rig a custom made canvas cover over our boom to shade the cockpit and cabin.
on the hot summer days, lake water is usually in the low 70’s. This water is passively cooling the hull. Then, the air on the water’s surface is cooled near the water temp. So the breezes that come in the hatch provide substantial cooling. A scoop over the hatch cover accelerates the breeze. The combined effect means we are seldom uncomfortable, even on a 90 degree day. Getting away from the hot, humid shore breeze and into the Lake Erie Island anchorages also helps.