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Big Wuss... you're in southern California...what the hell do you need heaters for???? Wimp...


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12 am, actual outside temp is 21F and very windy, It's around 60 or so inside w/ the heater running a lot.

I have to get some insulation sunday.... Q-Berth is my biggest heat loss and cold draft maker. Should I just seal it off or insulate it?

Anyone ever use that foil outer wrap w/ bubble inside flexible insulation?
i used 2 layers of that stuff inside some v-berth lockers that were getting clothes wet with the condensation emitted from some strenuous exercise twix the mate and meself. got rid of about say 80%, but there was a lot of heavy breathing and it's damn cold and damp out here. for the price and the fact that it doesn't use up a lot of space, i think it's a good insulation.

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I use 2 candles It gets cold here and I have a heat pump onboard. If it gets to cold I head futher south.

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I don't know what the big fuss is about. I use solar heating, like today, old Sol is cranking out 82 degrees F. Sailboats have sail and motors, they were built to follow the sun. I vote for solar heating and flip flops!

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My wife and I aren't liveaboards but we keep our house cool at night(14 c).While in N.Z. this year we were introduced to mattress heaters(most rental cabins had them).We bought one for home and love it!I'm sure it would be great on a boat.It uses very little power.
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it's damn cold and damp out here.

for the price and the fact that it doesn't use up a lot of space, i think it's a good insulation.
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It's damp and cold here also, zone 6 and we do get cold snowy winters.

It's $37 a roll here for 3' x 25', $27 for 16" x 25' and a lot less messy than fiberglass. some duct tape to hold it in place should be ok for now. I'll be gluing it in permanent w/ Naugahyde covering to match the interior when it's warmer out.

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My wife and I aren't liveaboards but we keep our house cool at night(14 c).While in N.Z. this year we were introduced to mattress heaters(most rental cabins had them).We bought one for home and love it!I'm sure it would be great on a boat.It uses very little power.
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you could do the same with electric blankets, but it still means getting up to a bloody cold boat. besides, i wonder what it does to your dna to spend 8 hours every night wrapped in an electromagnetic field like that.

and for the fellow with the ft. lauderdale bragging rights, let's all follow his advice and every last one of us move next door to him. hope he's got lots of rum

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and for the fellow with the ft. lauderdale bragging rights, let's all follow his advice and every last one of us move next door to him. hope he's got lots of rum[/QUOTE]

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it feels like it is spring here. december 2 and it is 63 degrees outside. this weather is really different.... i'm trying to decide whether this global warming is a good or bad thing. it is nice having rain instead of sleet and ice the only problem i have is condensation on the windows. i know a large part of this is because of warming the boat up and cooling it back off at night or when i am gone during the day. burning propane doesn't help much either. i will say that electric sure helps dry things up although with the prices being the way they are i am running my electric heaters only when i am not on board, etc. any ideas as far as mositure and condensation goes? i wish this weather would last...i know by january it is going to come back and bite me.

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Annapolis MD. I have a Webasto Airtop 3500 forced-air diesel heater, unfortunately out for service. Until it comes back, I'm running both heat pumps and have an oil-filled radiator for backup in case the water temperature drops too far.

Regardless, the water heater keeps the engine room nice and warm, so the engine cranks up easily. Had a lovely sail yesterday morning with air temps in the high 30s.
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