Summer Houseboating - use the wind and breeze to keep cool on houseboats
by Jerome Pirkl
Summer Houseboats - just sitting at the dock
When it comes to summer houseboating, I tend to use the wind and breeze to keep cool on our houseboat.
Luckily, I have my houseboat at a great marina, in Palmetto FL, right on the Manatee River, right off Tampa Bay. I don't care if I ever leave the dock.
The westerly winds blow right across my front porch, and that works just fine. The same with the easterly winds, so it's just fine where I am.
The only bad times is when it's still and there is no wind.... but then I try not to move much.
Jerome in Palmeto, Florida
Reply - Answer
Well Jerome, I can agree with you there in respect to using the wind and breeze to keep cool in the summer.
And houseboats tend to have great big doors and windows to allow more of the breeze to flow through. Many cruisers and sailboats have very small doors and windows.
As I can see in your photo, you are in a great looking marina, and your houseboat seems well setup.
Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their summer houseboat staying cool tips and experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN - from www.all-about-houseboats.com
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