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post #34 of Old 01-29-2013
SV Alethiea, Challenger 4
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Re: Issues with Heating in Annapolis, MD

Hello Fellow Live aboards! My wife and I are full time live aboards in Baltimore and the water temp crossed below 40F about 3 weeks ago. What we have found in the three years we have been onboard is that below 40f the onboard system just won't work. We use 3 oil filled heaters (Walmart) and 2 small cube heaters (West Marine) to heat our 40 ft ketch. We had to install a second 30amp shore power connection to handle the extra power load but our boat is always 70+ deg. That was the deal with my wife for living aboard in the winter.

And thank you for your service Marine!

Tim and Tina
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