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Canal boats and Air Conditioning

Richmond
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Canal boats and Air Conditioning

Hi-I've searched the forums prior to posting. Hoping someone can offer guidance. Planning on the Canal du Midi in late June or July. Boats with AC are much more expensive than boats without. Is AC necessary at that time of year? REALLY don't want to swelter through our vacation.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Canal boats and Air Conditioning

Maybe, maybe not. There's simply no way to tell.

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2. Re: Canal boats and Air Conditioning

I should think that June is not likely to be sufficiently hot to really require AC. In early July AC is probably not needed, later in July it might be. AC would probably be very nice to have along the Canal du Midi in August.

However, I have no expertise in accurately predicting the weather.

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3. Re: Canal boats and Air Conditioning

I think it depends on how the AC is powered. If it needs main electricity, it will work only when the boat is tethered (and even then only if electricity is available). If it does not need mains electricity, it will probably work from a noisy and smelly petrol-powered generator.

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4. Re: Canal boats and Air Conditioning

Thank you all for your input!

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5. Re: Canal boats and Air Conditioning

Thank you all for your input!

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