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Since 2003 I have lived in my ship in the inner fjord of Oslo, Norway. The harbour of Oslo is ice free most of the year. I have a diesel heater that gives air born heat: It keeps the temperature around 20 centigrades and the humidity around 40%. Specifically I put a hose from the heater to the bathroom/toilet, so it is 30 centigrades there.

The only slight nuisance is that I must fill water about once a week. The benefits are that I live so central in the city of Oslo that the expenses are saved in that I can walk anywhere.

The ship is a wooden ketch, oak on oak, buildt in 1935, gaffrigged with 7 sails, topsails om both masts above the gaffs, three foresails, fock and two jibs ( I do not know what they are called in english) Volvo MD47 for engine.
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Haha, it's chilly!
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the odd storm

I live wiht girlfriend on my Pearson 424 on the West (wet) coast of Canada. The best investment we made was a dehumidifier. You can get e good one for about $200. No more mold or mildew anywhere. Check out the video below for an idea what it can be like when the wind pipes up Check out about 1:56 into the video, it picked up to about 60knots around that point.

YouTube - Quadra Island Storm Nov 07

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I have a question about when you wrap your boat. What happens when you use the stove or the furnace in your boat. That vent is on the deck expelling it into your trapped air. I assume you run a tube/vent out of the plastic wrap? Is that hard to rig up? I would think it would melt the plastic?
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I don't wrap my boat. I have an extension (not an enclosure, more like a auto convertible top that folds up to meet the dodger) to keep the cockpit a bit warmer than outside.

My Webasto diesel heater exhausts through the side of the boat just below the toe rail.

If you use a bulkhead heater and choose to wrap your boat you can get an insulation ring mounted in a wooden disk to carry the chimney through the plastic.
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We live aboard in NYC and have a Hydronic heater and i just went ahead and installed a radiant floor which will see it's first winter coming up. The 2 year old knows no better and we shower and use the galley in the "clubhouse" a lot but otherwise we are pretty warm. We to use a dehumidifier, but hopefully the floor will put an end to most of the moisture.

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here's a noob question. i hear a lot of talk about diesel heaters and such being used on these boats. what size diesel heater may be appropriate for a 27-30 ft boat in the Chesapeake area? also, what about the positioning of the heater and protecting the surroundings from getting too hot? i wouldn't want to catch it on fire... would this heater just be sat right in the middle of the salon, or would it hang?
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here's a noob question. i hear a lot of talk about diesel heaters and such being used on these boats. what size diesel heater may be appropriate for a 27-30 ft boat in the Chesapeake area? also, what about the positioning of the heater and protecting the surroundings from getting too hot? i wouldn't want to catch it on fire... would this heater just be sat right in the middle of the salon, or would it hang?
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Question winter liveaboard boat safety

Just curious, thinking about living aboard near vancouver canada. what do you suggest or is it a given that the engine be decommissioned and all the fresh water be cleared out of hoses etc, etc, if you would be planning on keeping the internal temperature warm enough for liveaboard conditions. I lived in a log cabin in southern ontario, canada for a winter with only wood burning stove for heat. When i would go away for a week and come back all the pipes would be frozen and i would have to start a fire and get the heat back up before using water. No big deal. Now back to a sailboat, if the tempurature is kept above freezing, would this be an issue for water/plumbing/tanks/engine/whatever else you can think of? Thinking more along the lines of not damaging anything on the boat. eg: water line break etc.
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