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Old 01-11-2008
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Before I moved to LA, I enjoyed the Boston liveaboard experience. For the winter liveaboards there was a tremendous amount of time preparing for winter. Practically every liveaboard would shrinkwrap, insulate and sure up the boat.

It is important to get fresh water out of areas where it might freeze and try to keep all possible seacocks closed since hoses connected to seacocks could easily sink the boat if the hose freezes and breaks. We'd winterize the engines and I would pump anti-freeze throughout my freshwater system, switching to bottled water and marina showers.

IF the water around the boat can freeze, you'll need to take extra precautions there too to be certain that your hull is not crushed.

But man did I love it. Toasty warm, a nice TV, gentle rocking and cozy. Others found it confining - but it can certainly be done.
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