Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Portland, Maine USA
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Well, I live in Portland, Maine. It has been a fairly cold winter so far... I am happy with above 40F temperatures inside... You have to get dressed for life like this. Boat is wrapped, loosely with shrink wrap. I can't handle the out gassing of the plastic... I need a slight breeze over the deck. But the wrap helps. I use one oil filled electric heater. It keeps immediate area warm... when I feel like warming up I cover half of it with a blanked and sit next to it to watch a movie... Cold does strange things... some areas of the boat freeze solid... When it is really cold, single digits, it is fine, all condensation just freezes, but when it thaws out, everything gets soaked... I do not mind the cold, I have high metabolism... I sleep with a set of winter undies and under two sleeping bags. My body likes the cold temperatures...
I would not recommend this set up to people in general. You have to adjust to it... but I am comfortable. Just figuring out how much of this I can take.