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Old 06-20-2015, 04:08 PM   #41
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Funny how when I grew up in FL, we didn't have AC and I slept and survived just fine even during afternoon naps. Try thinking of living in bunk beds in a wooden bunkhouse in Sanford FL during the summer. The bathroom was an outhouse. We took baths in a lake...freshwater lake. This was 6 weeks of summer camp of course. But until I was 12 or so, we slept without AC.

Now in my old age after having been thoroughly conditioned by AC, I would have a cardiac arrest without it.

We are spoiled in our old age! But, we can survive without it if we really had to.
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:24 PM   #42
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Funny how when I grew up in FL, we didn't have AC and I slept and survived just fine even during afternoon naps. Try thinking of living in bunk beds in a wooden bunkhouse in Sanford FL during the summer. The bathroom was an outhouse. We took baths in a lake...freshwater lake. This was 6 weeks of summer camp of course. But until I was 12 or so, we slept without AC.

Now in my old age after having been thoroughly conditioned by AC, I would have a cardiac arrest without it.

We are spoiled in our old age! But, we can survive without it if we really had to.
In Florida many houses were designed for good air flow through them. However, before saying too quickly we can live without it, there are people who die every time a major city has a heat onslaught. Could we live better without it if we were use to it? Of course. We can play tennis in 95 degree heat with no problem. But cannot sleep in a warm room. In fact, our bedroom must be the same temperature year round. 72 degrees. And even at that we do not use a comforter or quilt or spread. At most a sheet. Oh how spoiled we get and how use to certain conditions.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:31 PM   #43
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If your gen is quiet outside and you've anchored away from others as best as can, I say, run and run it and run it how you like. Many sailboaters have no problem letting their halyards bang in the wind or letting their wind generators whistle all day and night.

I go out of my way in most cases to be courteous to other boaters. But as to turning it off before going to sleep, not me in south FL or other places further south in the summer that's for sure.

You're never going to please everybody. Heck I've heard people complain about not the exhaust gas sound but the splashing sound the exhaust water can make. Or even the splashing sound the A/C cooling water can make. I mean really? You're on a boat and you have a problem with the sound of water splashing!?
Living and going to college in Florida, I thought I knew heat. Then I moved to Savannah, GA. There I found heat plus almost unbearable humidity. Believe me drying out the air is about as important as cooling the air. Fortunately, A/C does both. It is essential in such areas. Even in South FL and the Bahamas late evening with any breeze can prove bearable for sleeping. Not in GA and SC. The hailing port on Moonstruck's transom is Charleston.
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:33 PM   #44
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Generator etiquette ?

Currently anchored up off the ICW past the Venice inlet a few miles with the gen running.

I'm the only boat here so no worries!
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:09 PM   #45
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Generator etiquette ?

It's freakin COLD in here!

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Making up for the sweaty attempt to sleep last night.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:41 PM   #47
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:53 PM   #48
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I like anchoring now. Cold AC. Nice sunset.
Beautiful view and I'm sure it is far more comfortable. And if someone moves in close and then is bothered then that will have been their choice.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:39 PM   #49
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I guess I just don't get it?

Here in Florida, I know more than a few blow boat owners who spend as much time aboard as possible. Every one of them have at least a small generator, and wouldn't think of spending a summer night aboard without it. Just about every sailboat I've ever boarded other than the day sailing types, have had one. It's Florida. It's hot, humid and miserable when the mosquitoes are out and there's no breeze.

I too grew up here and didn't have A/C in the house until I was 16. The car even later. Never really bothered me. Don't want to do it now though, I'm all about the comfort!

Frankly I just don't see the problem with a little noise. If I really want solitude, I'd anchor out by myself.

And complaining about a little "splash"? Really? All part of the lifestyle IMHO.

*"Even less than their talk and sex with their windows all open."

Ok, that's just wrong! Lol
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*"Even less than their talk and sex with their windows all open."

Ok, that's just wrong! Lol
Wifey B: Might be wrong...well talk and sex aren't wrong.... But I've been amazed at people at anchor and at marinas who open all the windows and apparently never crosses their mind you can hear everything. Some have embarrassed innocent lil me.
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We run ours always! 24x7 hasn't shut off in 3 days. We have parts of the sound shield off for better ventilation.
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Wifey B: Might be wrong...well talk and sex aren't wrong.... But I've been amazed at people at anchor and at marinas who open all the windows and apparently never crosses their mind you can hear everything. Some have embarrassed innocent lil me.
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Old 06-21-2015, 03:23 AM   #53
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You want sounds....check out this page....

Sounds

Everything from underwater charge to whales to fish to shrimp to ice (from beneath it) to propellors to sonar.
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Wait 'til a bunch of popping shrimp are under your anchored boat. They are loud.
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I guess I just don't get it?

Here in Florida,
Frankly I just don't see the problem with a little noise. If I really want solitude, I'd anchor out by myself...l
In Alaska, during commercial fishing/crabbing season, the commercial guys run their generators 24/7's, at anchor and a lot of thime at the dock. I've yet but would love to see a rec. boater ask them to shut their generators off.
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In Alaska, during commercial fishing/crabbing season, the commercial guys run their generators 24/7's, at anchor and a lot of thime at the dock. I've yet but would love to see a rec. boater ask them to shut their generators off.
Now that'd be a reality show not to miss!
When Commercial fisherman go wild lol
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"I've yet but would love to see a rec. boater ask them to shut their generators off. "

There is a big difference between needing to keep a couple of tons of ice useable ,

and the need to keep a fan and a dirt house fridge alive all night.

A busy commercial harbor is hardly where boats would collect to enjoy the piece and tranquility of a sunset, or a couple of quiet days on the hook.

Old southern houses were built for the heat .

Large porches and large roof overhangs , huge windows and doors to be able to ventilate and what cant be copied aboard SHADE TREES.

The trees evaporate large quantities of water , cooling the area.

On a boat the best one can hope for is water temperature inside , which in most places with a bunk fan is fine for sleeping .
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On a boat the best one can hope for is water temperature inside , which in most places with a bunk fan is fine for sleeping .
If you could sleep with that then fine for you. We're conditioned to air conditioning (or heat) and can't. Similarly we have refrigerators and freezers full of food.
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If you could sleep with that then fine for you. We're conditioned to air conditioning (or heat) and can't. Similarly we have refrigerators and freezers full of food.
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We have the technology.

You pay a substantial amount for the capability to have A/C on the hook, often if not all the time you are on vacation, you should be comfortable on vacation, you should be able to use the comfort providing devices you paid for, use the A/C.

You want to be a good neighbor, I applaud that as do I.

We have the technology.

Get whatever insulation/isolation/exhaust devices necessary to be so quiet your neighbors won't even know your running the genset, and the byproduct will be better enjoyment of your boat with peace and quiet and
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