Re: Canadian sailing + heating ?
I have sailed every month in the PNW. I do not use a heater at night while I sleep. I use a -10,0 C sleeping bag all year long.
During the day, poly underwear, fleece, very good foulies, boots (DuBarry - a real luxury). synthetic liners in rubber gloves. watch cap. Good to go.
I have sailed on a boat with a wood fireplace: 1939 Norwegian fishing boat 72 foot gaff rigged ketch.
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