winter liveaboards call out - Page 10 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #91 of 97 Old 03-05-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Juneau Alaska, 1500 W oil radiant heater on a 29 foot cascade. Plenty of rain, snow, ice, and sub-zero temps. Planning to install an espar forced air diesel heater.
bluecascade is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #92 of 97 Old 03-06-2008
Wharf Rat
 
bob chaisson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: RI
Posts: 64
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Warwick, RI. I keep it 67 inside with two West Marine electric heaters. Worst month last winter was Feb at $287 for elec. all other months were less than $150. Some people were paying 6-7 hundred to heat land homes. This is nice and snug. Only down side is when dock ices up. Best you be awake before disembarking or you could get damn cold and wet. I lead with pet safe rock salt and do the whole dock. The pet safe type doesn't eat at your cockpit and cabin sole. I noticed a thermal draw from my bed early on and took the emergency foil blanket from the med kit a layed it down over the first layer of cushions, under the memory foam matress and that stopped that. They only last a year or so but replacements can be had at your local pharmacy.
May I never live on land again. Besides, it's nice having the bathroom professionally cleaned for meand the choice of two pools dosen't hurt either.
bob chaisson is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #93 of 97 Old 03-07-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Waterline

I've heard that this isnt as much of an issue on wooden boats.

Quote:
Originally Posted by djodenda View Post
When I first moved from Oklahoma to the Puget Sound area, I lived aboard my Catalina 22 from February to June 2005.

I used a 1500 watt heater, and slept in a down sleeping bag on the starboard berth. I couldn't figure out why I was always cold sleeping, even with the heater on and the cabin thermometer reading in the 60s.

Finally, I figured out what was going on. The berth was below the waterline, and the cold from Puget Sound was pulling the heat from me.

I rigged a blanket to cut off the heat loss through the quarterberth and moved up to the V-Berth, which was a couple of inches above the waterline.

I was comfortable for the rest of the winter.

I still can't believe how long it took me to figure that out!

I miss my little boat.
tristanhayes is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #94 of 97 Old 03-07-2008
Wharf Rat
 
bob chaisson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: RI
Posts: 64
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Hey Blue;
I heard on a different forum that those Espars sound like a jet turbine and you dock neighbors will be plotting to stone you within a week. My memory.......what was I saying......Oh yea, I could be wrong about the name, but I don't think so. See if you can get a listen on somebody elses boat first. I'm going with the Dickenson Newporter Diesel, with a downdraft kit. Havn't met an owner that didn't like it, esthetically pleasant also (little fireplace in the salon). Nice for cocktails and fillet m w/ lob tails by firelight.
Follow that up with an evening sail or a good movie on the DVD.......mmmm now thats atmosphere. :- )

One hand for the helm, one elbow for yourself!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bob chaisson is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #95 of 97 Old 03-07-2008
Senior Member
 
tjaldur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 165
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Now the spring is coming and the temperature is just hovering around the freezing point (0 centigrades). I have an Eberspacher diesel-heater. Keeps the temperature stable at 20 centigrades. A dedicated tube in the shower gives 30 centigrades there.

Use your head, ram the wall till it falls.
tjaldur is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #96 of 97 Old 03-11-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Heat pump

Hi there,
I'm also in J.C. Just arrived this January. I'm wondering about your heat pump. Could you give me more info.
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by bvander66 View Post
in sight of Manhatten and statue of liberty.
used styrofoam and relfrex insulation to help
have an electric oil-filled heater, an electric built in heater in aftcabin and a heat pump for salon. Once water reaches certain temp heat pump no longer works and then use dickinson diesel fireplace which pumps out tons of heat.
Also have a 750 watt bilge heater to stop bilge from getting cold soaked

A Mexican proverb says: "We are all of us children of Chal" water goddess.
molycola is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #97 of 97 Old 03-11-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Dehumidifer

What kind of dehumidifer do you recommend?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmtjoy View Post
I am living aboard on sunny Port Orchard on Puget Sound. Heat comes from a cheap electric space heater at night or when I am away. While I am at home I use the Wallace furnace I installed this past fall. I works great and hardly uses any fuel. I use almost a gallon of diesel per day. I use an electric dehumidifier to remove the moisture from the air. This keeps the mold and mildew at bay.


dmtjoy aboard
SV Pegasus
C&C landfall38

A Mexican proverb says: "We are all of us children of Chal" water goddess.
molycola is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Future Seasickness Warning or Not FullandBy General Discussion (sailing related) 32 09-30-2007 09:24 AM
The Sailor in Winter Tom Wood Learning to Sail Articles 0 12-07-2004 07:00 PM
Winter Storage Issues Joy Smith Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-26-2004 08:00 PM
Winter Storage Joy Smith Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-22-2003 08:00 PM
Preparing Your Boat for Winter Bruce Caldwell Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 11-03-2002 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome