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post #6 of Old 05-08-2009
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ive been living on my boat on vancouver island now for awhile. while traditionally it doesnt get that cold here this winter it got cold and stayed cold for most of the winter. lots of snow and freezing temps. granted my boat is only a small 27 catalina but all i needed to keep it warm was a little 110 caframo cabin heater and the vberth/head area was heated with a small oil filled heater. now this was fine for the most part but when it got really cold i had to fire up the dickensen propane heater which worked really well. i used closed cell foam on top of the deck cut to size and tied off to life lines to reduce the heat loss seemed to help quite a bit. didnt seem to have any issues with condensation except when i was boiling water but other than that was ok.
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