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I'm planning to stay in the water this winter. Just emailed my insurance company to let them know (higher rates in the water). I don't live aboard, looking forward to hearing your stories about how it went. There was a SN member that did it last year in Annaoplis, If I remember. Maybe he'll see your post.
If I make the time to implement it, I'll be draining the water hoses that go to the extremities of the boat: transom shower, both forward heads, both aft heads. That way I can keep the galley sink connected to the hot water heater and cold water feed. Those are all in the salon. The galley sink is just too darn useful to do without. The boat will have a couple heaters on, set to maybe 45 degrees.
I'm toying with the idea of keeping the engine "room" heated so I can use the boat throughout the winter. That will depend on rigging a cell phone to call/text me when power quits or the temperature drops. I plan on a power outage happening at least once and don't want to lose the engine as a result.
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