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post #18 of Old 09-09-2006
SmartCaptain
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I spent parts of three winters living aboard my boat in Mystic, CT. Best thing I did was to get a heavy canvas cover and pipe-frame. (Fairclough sailmakers will create one for your boat - custom fit around the rig). Cover was great, but a bit claustrophobic. Sew in some windows to let the sun and view in.

A word of caution: be careful about using electric space-heaters while you're not on the boat. A friend had a boat fire when one of the ceramic heaters failed and caught on fire. I had good luck with the oil-filled radiant heaters (no fan motor to fail).

Hope this helps,
Jeff
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