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I like everything about this set up except that space heater. Experience has taught me that those little boxes always fail and despite all the safety switches, I think that they are a fire hazard when left unattended. I use one of those thermostat controlled oil filled electric heaters when I will not be in the same room with the heater. Yes they are big and ugly, but have an adjustable thermostat and 3 power settings. I've used one in my cold bathroom for 5 years. If you need a fan to move hot air around, buy a fan. It will be much less susceptible to clogging than the little one in the heater.
An alternative solution. Love it. Thanks.
By the way, Hugo and I checked some of the thru-hulls last night. They were at 34.6 degrees on a very cold night. Seems the ice eater has warm-ish water flowing past the boat.
We did not go sailing -- the fairway was solid ice. 4 inches thick right behind the boat. Guess I need an outside webcam so I know when the next sailing session can be.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
The best minds discuss sailing (and a little bit of politics). I don't know why. It's a mystery!
Last edited by Bene505; 01-26-2011 at 03:14 PM.