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Old 07-08-2016, 04:08 PM   #1
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Where to escape summer heat?

As we're nearing closer to finding our boat my wife and I have already discussed cruising down to Florida each winter probably in January until around May before heading back to Louisiana. We will probably drive down every couple weeks to spend a couple weeks on the boat.
But I'm wondering where to spend the summers? I plan to keep the boat nearby on north Lake Pontchartrain, LA. How far up the Tombigbee would I have to cruise to have nicer summer weather for July-August?
Or any other places to cruise to?

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Old 07-08-2016, 06:26 PM   #2
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Anyplace in Northern Europe.
If that's too far, how about the Great Lakes or new England?
Of course there is always the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia or Southeast Alaska.

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Old 07-08-2016, 06:49 PM   #3
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Come to Maine. We have two seasons: winter and then July. Oh wait, I forgot mud season and blackfly season. But July is the only (relatively) warm one.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:54 PM   #4
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When you find a place please let me know because I am following.
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:37 PM   #5
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Let's start a caravan! I know I won't find Colorado mountain temperatures but anything other than our 95/85 + high humidity would be great. Don't mind the temp getting up to the high 80s even low 90s if they are just there for an hour or two and the low temp gets down in the 70s.
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:05 PM   #6
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Huntsville, Al. 97 degree today, keep heading North. Also years ago when we " looped" the Trent Severn was in the 90's in August. The grass growth in the water was so thick you could see the path mowed by the boat props as they left the locks. Alaska or Maine seems like a safe bet.
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:43 PM   #7
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Come down here to the Southern Hemisphere during your summer. 22 Celsius here in Brisbane today, not a cloud in the sky and about a 5 knot southerly blowing,

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Old 07-08-2016, 09:38 PM   #8
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Don't come to Maine. It was HOT here today. It hit 65.
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:49 PM   #9
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We are in Tennessee right now just outside of Tellico Lake. Daytime it's warm (low 90's) but at night it cools right off. Tonight it's in the upper 60's.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:01 PM   #10
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Fall mushrooms are popping up around here.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:36 PM   #11
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It's been 90's and high humidity all week here in Sarasota, ..more coming. When it gets like this, I don't make much headway on boat projects. Typically, I do a full day and overheat, then take two days to cool off. I've tried the two hour thing in the AM and afternoon, but once I get moving on a project, I usually stick with it. If I had an air-conditioned space to do work I might bring projects inside more often. Give me 65 degrees anytime.

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Old 07-08-2016, 11:21 PM   #12
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Veritable heat wave here, hit a little over 70 today! Seriously though, we had warmer weather in April and May than June or July so far. As per a post above, we have two seasons here, winter and August. This ain't August.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:26 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by kartracer View Post

When you find a place please let me know because I am following.
Same here...its sooooo damned hot!
(I have a knack apparently for stating the obvious)
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:09 AM   #14
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Hey Star we were in Madisonville Thursday looking at an (overpriced) Carver at Saltys. Drove over to Beau Chene Marina to check it out. Pretty nice, saw your boat there. Didn't stop but looks real nice from the street.
How long do you wait to have the bridge in Madisonville open for you?
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:31 AM   #15
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Come to Lake Erie. Here the temps are usually in the 70's with evening temps in the 50's-60's. This week we had a heat wave and it got into the 80's but still cool and comfortable by evening. Yes there will be the occasional heat wave but they are seldom and pass quickly.
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:42 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by kartracer View Post

When you find a place please let me know because I am following.
Don't want to start a migration but...
IMHO there is a ton of great fresh water cruising between Hudson R...NY canals...Lk Champlain...St Lawrence 1000 Is...Rideau & Yrent Severn canal in Canada...Great Lakes. It wouldtake years to really see and experience what's there.
I know some folks that have sold house and keep a Fl boat and one in NY... best of both worlds. Others winter it N take a break and come back to continue the adventure.
I'm sure there are others but many don't even know the extent you can cruise inland in these parts
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:42 AM   #17
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:17 PM   #18
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Hi Murray, we found chanterelles on our walk last night! Normally they are out in September. The Broughtons must near-winter as its cool here.
Very strange.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:25 PM   #19
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Near perfect conditions last week on the CA Delta. Temps in the mid 80s, humidity about 35%, fresh water, no bugs, no crocs or alligators, excellent anchoring, great privacy and wind protection in our secret cove while surrounded by fish and turtles while serenaded each evening by birds and frogs. To top it all off, we were a short 5-10 minute dink ride to the local marina with general store, bar, restaurant, ice cream shop and boat launch.

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Old 07-09-2016, 02:15 PM   #20
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Well, yesterday traveling from Richmond to Vallejo (transiting San Pablo Bay), having only one open pilothouse door provided sufficient cool air (temp in the 60s and 70s with 15 mph wind). Opening another door would have created a cold draft. It would have been miserable in an open fllybridge unless well-bundled.

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