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Live aboards in Toronto?

Hey all, I have a Challenger 24, which I am planning on living on as soon as it goes back into the water next spring. That won't be a problem, but what do I do during next winter? Is there anyone who lives aboard in Toronto all year round? Any suggestions/ideas?

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Live aboard in Toronto

Bridget, at a guess there are a couple hundred of us who live aboard in Toronto all through the year. That I know of, there's at least one marina in Hamilton, Port Credit Harbour Marina, Queen Quay West and another marina in Frenchman's Bay that take year round live aboards.
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What's it like in the winter? I was only able to be on my boat on the weekends during the summer, but about in cold weather?

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It doesn't take much to heat a 24' boat, even on the coldest nights. One portable space heater should do the trick on most nights, plus an electric blanket. Most of us shrink-wrap our boats so in the daytime it's usually warm enough to even leave a hatch open; many nights, too. (Should probably continue this thread in the "Living Aboard" forum.)
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