Your Macerating Toilet Specialists Talk About How to Keep Cool In the Summer While Boating
Raritan Engineering your macerating toilet professionals would like to share with you these topics we thought would be of interest to you this month regarding some cool ways to beat the heat.
Your macerating toilet experts talk about how getting out on the water is a great way to beat the heat. In this photo gallery, a young family uses a Sea-Doo Spark 3 Up and a Sea-Doo GTI SE with the new 90-hp engine to grab a cool slice of paradise. It notable, that they neither rode fast or hard, instead using the ease and shallow draft provided by a PWC to enjoy a day the land-bound can only dream about.
The trip was up the Silver River to nostalgic Silver Springs – one of the few ‘First Magnitude’ springs where you can drive a motorized vessel right up to the spring head. Most springs are roped off roughly 400’ from the spring head with boats being able to anchor at the rope and paddle up to the spring head on pool floats, kayak, paddle board or with dive gear.
As I ran down the bay with my family last evening, the temperature dropped noticeably as we approached the inlet. The tide was flooding, and cool tendrils of ocean water flowed into the bay dropping the local air temperature. When we left our back bay creek, we were sweating; by the time we got fully out into the ocean–just two miles away–we were reaching for sweatshirts. Boating always beat the heat.
Splash The Deck
Water evaporating provides a cooling effect. Use the washdown hose, or a bucket, and splash down your fiberglass or wood cockpit sole.
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Install Hatches Hinged Aft
Deck hatches, or those in hardtops, are best installed so that they are hinged aft. This way, while anchored, any breeze will flow into the boat when the hatches are open. I realize some hatches are installed hinges forward on the premise that they will simply close, should a careless captain in a fast boat take off into the wind.
Drink lots of water. Its what your body needs to cool down when the heat is up.
Cover Hatches and Ports
A dark cabin is a cooler cabin. While you can have custom hatch and port covers sewn by a canvas fabricator, simply draping towels ( a tarp, silver side up over all, would be the ticket in the desert or equatorial tropics) secured by lines or weights will reduce the solar gain and keep the cabin cooler.
Avo-sicles: Avocado Popsicles to Beat the Heat
As summer hits and temperatures start to soar into the sweat-all-day zone, you’ll need something to help cool off. Enter the avo-sicle, a quick and refreshing treat that is about to become your summer BFF. Think about it: As a fruit, avocados are sweet and creamy, the perfect base for a popsicle. And there are endless variations of avo-popsicle combinations! Check out these avo-sicle recipes that are great for kids and adults alike.
Since the base of every avo-sicle is (spoiler alert) an avocado, it helps to know how to pick the best one for the job. You’ll be freezing the popsicle immediately, so you’ll want a perfectly ripe avocado, which means when you gently press on it, it yields a bit to your pressure. Too much squish and it’s overripe, no squish at all means it’s unripe. Still confused? If your avo is unripe, just place it in a paper bag until it’s ripe (this works even better with a banana in the bag).
This avo pop from Avocados From Mexico is a great beginner recipe. It’s got pure avo flavor (especially if you use water), and a subtle spice from cinnamon and nutmeg, which hints at the avo’s Mexican origins.
If you want to complement avocado’s naturally creamy texture, try pairing it with coconut milk, as instructed in this avocado and coconut ice pop recipe from Avocado Central. It’s refreshing and lends the pop a tropical flavor that’s perfect for summertime.
Chocolate and avo is a no-brainer pairing — add a little fresh mint and prepare to be blown away. Mint is a great flavor to cool you down on a hot summer’s day. Bring a can of coconut milk and a generous handful of fresh mint leaves to a simmer. Set the milk aside to let it cool while the mint flavor infuses. Strain the mint leaves out and place the milk, along with the flesh of two avocados, into a blender. Add a banana, a generous glug of agave or maple syrup, 1 tsp. each of vanilla and peppermint extract, and 3 oz. of chocolate chips. Blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds.
For a fruity popsicle, avo pairs great with a variety of other fruits. Berry-avo-pops are the perfect way to pay homage to your favorite summer-only fruit. Pineapple makes a tangy, delicious partner for sweet avo, as does mango. Use the basic avo-pop recipe above and mix and match to your heart’s content!
Avo-sicles are simple to make, have endless variety, and offer epic refreshment. Once your family tastes them, the only challenge will be keeping enough of them on hand all summer long!
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