So, it's super hot outside. no clouds, no wind. But I wanna' go fishing!
Here's how I solved the problem using a little redneck engineering:
Yep, I know, looks a little goofy, but hey, a lot more comfy with the sun off my head & a breeze on my back.
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Of course, if it's 100deg outside, gotta' get a little more inventive. Here's what I use on my riding mower. Mount the fan with the copper coil & circulate the cool water through it with a pressure pump. The "fuel cell" is a couple of frozen milk jugs & water in the cooler. Now, this can get very cool, so haven't had to use it this year.
Now, the same rig will work on the yak, although on a mountain lake I don't think the cooler & fuel cell would be needed (just use the lake).
On my powered boat I sometimes use the pressure pump (140 psi/lo flow) into a misting head (very pleasant) but haven't tried it on the yak. Of course, the mister works much better on a dry day, so in the humid Carolinas, not always an option.
Oh well ... another day of fun & games on the water.
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